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Zinc Pyrotechnics—Chemical Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP9117

Price: $23.05

The Zinc Pyrotechnics Thermodynamics Chemistry Demonstration Kit provides students with a spectacular “fireworks” display. Water is added to a mixture of dry chemicals to highlight the concepts of catalysts and exothermic reactions.

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A spectacular “fireworks” display is initiated by adding two drops of water to a mixture of dry chemicals. Place a beaker with very small amounts of zinc dust, ammonium nitrate and a catalyst in a fume hood. Add two drops of water to the mixture and watch as sparks, smoke and excitement fill the air. Must be performed on a heat-resistant surface in a fume hood or outdoors.

Concepts: Exothermic reactions, catalysts.
Time Required: 15 minutes
Chemicals Provided: Zinc dust, ammonium nitrate, ammonium chloride.