Science presents us with so many interesting experiments which are quite fascinating for the kids. Some of these experiments may sound like magic and are hard to believe. The fire under water science experiment is one of such experiments. It makes our rational mind wonder whether it is real or not. This is an experiment which involves a reaction between certain chemicals. This reaction may later result into a bright fire under water. Quite an easy experiment but one has to be very cautious while performing it.
UnderWater Fire :
This experiment requires full safety and children should not try this at home without the supervision of an adult. To conduct fire under water science experiment you will need to follow certain simple steps. All you need is a deep wine-glass which is small at the bottom, safety glass, gloves, bits of phosphorus (three to four in quantity), sulphuric acid, water, tobacco pipe and chlorate of potass. Put these bits of phosphorus and chlorate of potass in the wine-glass.
Now fill the wine-glass with water till it’s full. Place the end of tobacco pipe over the phosphorus and chlorate. On the bowl of tobacco-pipe, pour a teaspoon of sulphuric acid. This will allow the sulphuric acid to fall on the phosphorus, as a result of which the phosphorus will burn in a very vivid fashion. This will create a bright fire like light under the water. You may have seen that the fire under water science experiment is not only incredible, but also simple to perform. Science teachers can demonstrate this experiment to their students in labs. Students can use this experiment for their science projects.
Conclusion: This article focuses on fire under water science experiment which involves chemical reaction between certain chemicals. This reaction makes it look like there is fire under water. This is one of the most popular science experiments which have been demonstrated to students in chemistry labs.