Materials that explode on contact

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by USS Exeter, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    Okay so the first few I know are: Sodium + Oxygen, Hydrazine Methanol + Hydrogen Peroxide, vinegar + sodium bicarbonate, etc. What other materials viontly react with each other?

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  3. Orleander OH JOY!!!! Valued Senior Member

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    sodium and oxygen?? Salt and air?
     
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  5. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    Salt is Sodium Chloride, but pure sodium reacts violently. Its properties are changed when it bonds with chloride.
     
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  7. spidergoat Valued Senior Member

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    Water and air.

    Water under high pressure and high temperature will explode into steam upon contact with air at sea level pressures.
     
  8. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    How about any chemicals that do not require pressurization or any kind of procedures to prepare? Think of it this way, if I had two test tubes: one with chemical A and the other with chemical B, and I pour them together and they explode.
     
  9. MetaKron Registered Senior Member

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    Mentos and diet Coke, seriously.
     
  10. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    I'll give you a VERY good one if you promise to try it!

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    Oh - and just before you do, please designate someone to come on here and report the results.

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  11. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    I am very catious with chemicals and I will not be holding them when I mix them. Or at least I will get someone else to do it!

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  12. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    You have got to be the biggest asshole I have encountered on this forum.
     
  13. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    What makes you say that? Can't you tell it was just a joke? Sheesh! Never mind... no sense of humor. :shrug:
     
  14. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    You've just never seemed like the joking type. So I thought you were posting a rude joke. "yeah why don't I just kill myself with chemicals, hahahahahahaha!"

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  15. Enmos Staff Member

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    LOL
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

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    HUH? lol
    This thread is fantastic !!

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  17. Enmos Staff Member

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    Sodium and water.. ok, it's the oxygen that sets it off. But I recall that the heat actually splits the water into hydrogen and Oxygen.. (?)
     
  18. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Pretty close - close indeed.

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    The oxygen that comes from the water isn't actually all that important since there's already plenty of it in the air. It's the fact that hydrogen is liberated along with enough heat present that's the whole key.
     
  19. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    I've tried that before! Put some mentos in your mouth, chew them a little bit, and then drink diet coke. Hilarious!
     
  20. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    Is sulfuric acid flammable? I've always wondered about that.
     
  21. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    Nope, I have my moments like anyone else. I thought you would be able to see by the emphasis I put on it along with the grin and wink. I don't want ANYONE hurting themselves! If they do it through their own foolishness that's one thing - but it won't happen because of something I've told them to do. Never.
     
  22. Enmos Staff Member

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    Also works with regular sugar. I think it's the sugar in the mentos that causes the reaction

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  23. USS Exeter unamerican american Registered Senior Member

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    So tell me, Read-Only, what are these chemicals then? I was actually curious when you said you know of some.
     

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