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Stoichiometry in Combustion of Acetylene


Publication 91804

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The reaction of calcium carbide and water to produce acetylene gas is fairly common in many chemistry curriculums. Use this demonstration in a new way to teach your students about stoichiometry and limiting reagents. Collect varying amounts of acetylene gas and air in test tubes and note the difference in reactivity and intensity of the combustion reaction for different ratios of acetylene and oxygen (air).