To understand what spontaneous combustion is.
To learn why mixing random chemicals together can be disasterous.
Put sugar in a mortar and powder it.
In a seperate or clean mortar, powder the KClO
. (NOTE: Do not powder KClO
and sugar in the same mortar because the friction may cause combustion.)
Mix 1 gram of KClO
with 2 grams of sugar and mix gently.
Put a pile of the mixture on a metal tin or a different substance that is not flamable.
Put 2 drops of H
onto the pile, and quickly stand back. (NOTE: You may want to do this under a hood.)