The Smashing Thermit Reaction Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit is a loud and fiery variation of the classic thermit reaction. Take two rusty iron balls, wrap one in aluminum foil, bang them together, and watch the fireworks.
This loud and fiery variation of the classic thermit reaction is sure to grab your students' attention. Take two rusty iron balls, wrap one in aluminum foil, bang them together and watch the fireworks! Enjoy all the pyrotechnics of the thermit reaction without the elaborate preparation and cleanup. The iron balls are easily recharged with rust and reusable an infinite number of times. A great introduction to single-displacement and exothermic reactions. Teacher Demonstration Notes included.
Concepts: Oxidation-reduction, single replacement reaction, exothermic reaction, activation energy, thermit reaction.
Time Required: 5 minutes
Materials Provided: Two rusted iron balls and aluminum foil.