Knock Your Socks Off Apparatus Kit - Reaction of Calcium Carbide
By: The Flinn Staff
Item #: AP7311
The Knock Your Socks Off Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit contains a simple, safe, and exciting “carbide cannon” meant to blow your students away. Prepare the apparatus, ignite, and watch the projectile shoot across the room.
Simple, safe, and exciting “carbide cannon” will blow your students away! Fill the base of the apparatus with a few grains of calcium carbide and add water to produce flammable acetylene gas. Wait a minute, and then ignite. The projectile, a soft sock, will be propelled across the room, to the amazement of your students! Carbide cannon is constructed of durable PVC and can be reused for many years to come. Kit includes comprehensive safety instructions, procedure, and demonstration notes. Calcium carbide and a safety lighter are required and available separately.