Indoor Hydrogen Rocket

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The picture may look like a mushroom cloud, but it is actually a can filled with hydrogen exploding. The ca...
The picture may look like a mushroom cloud, but it is actually a can filled with hydrogen exploding. The can is fired into the ceiling.  This demonstration still needs just a little improvement in the area of safety (but it looks really cool). The Problem-The partial pressure of hydrogen drops as the gas escapes and is replaced with air. This causes the reaction to be an explosion insead of a flame. Hydrogen is a tempermental element like that.
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