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Rate of Chemical Reaction Dust Explosion Add Video

We simulate a dust explosion by increasing surface area and concentration of molecules so an organic substance can reach activation energy needed to ignite. Basically, I took a coffee can with some cornstarch lining the bottom and blew into it with a long straw to spread the cornstarch into a dust cloud that could be ignited by candle. It was pretty cool.

Posted by Staten on November 29, 2010 at 10:00 AM 389 Views

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