Experiments with hydrogen or its compounds


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H, Na


HCl (dilute)

Dangerous experiments with sodium metal. Sodium metal is put in dilute hydrochloric acid. The heat, produced in this reaction, ignites the hydrogen, formed in this reaction. This leads to a loud bang!




Electrolysis of water -- detonating gas. Water is decomposed by means of electrolysis of a dilute sulphuric acid solution. The resulting gases are mixed and the impressive explosive power of this gas mix is demonstrated.

* H


HCl (dilute)



Color of the flame of burning gases. Many different gases are ignited and the flame color is watched. One of these gases is hydrogen.




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