Explosive Manganese

Manganese heptoxide, a highly reactive green liquid, is made by mixing solid potassium permanganate with concentrated sulphuric acid. Key Takeaways   Equipment & Chemicals concentrated sulfuric acid potassium permanganate acetone or any other flammable liquid (e.g. ethanol, methanol) optionally: charcoal, glycerol, sulfur The iodine clock reaction Take a very small amount of potassium permanganate (a… Continue reading Explosive Manganese

Chemical Fire Starter

Potassium permanganate and Glycerin reaction

Smoke is generated in a lot of chemical reactions, but have you ever created purple smoke? Here is how! Key Takeaways Potassium Permanganate (KMnO4) is a dark purple solid that is used as a very powerful oxidizing agent KMnO4 oxidizes Glycerin (high concentration of C-H bonds, acts as a fuel)  The energy released is enough… Continue reading Chemical Fire Starter