Chemistry Time with Chris and Josh

submitted by: chrisandjosh
This is an entry for the Kavli Science Video Contest produced by Joshua Hamilton and Christopher Burkhalter from West Springfield High School. In this video we prove that Science (Chemistry in particular) is much cooler than just baking soda and vinegar volcanoes by demonstrating the awesome power of a thermite reaction. The reaction requires a large amount of initial energy to ignite, which we achieve by a simple oxidation reaction between potassium permanganate and glycerin, which in...