Electrocution Of A Pickle Starring Jim Cramer

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Ever wonder what would happen if high voltage was applied to a pickle? The Electric Pickle chemistry demons...
Ever wonder what would happen if high voltage was applied to a pickle? The Electric Pickle chemistry demonstration is a way for students to see how excited electrons will emit light when they fall back to the ground state. Since pickles are soaked in salt, Na+ and Cl- ions are present. Thus pickle will conduct electricity. The Na+ when excited will emit an orange yellow color when the electrons fall to the ground state. If I were a Physics teacher I could use the demonstration to show resistance in an electricity unit. Alas, I do not teach Physics.
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