Great snakes!

A popular experiment in our Chemistry Club is one that is widely known as ‘Black snakes’. We use a recipe from Anne Marie Helmenstine at Chemistry, where details about how to carry out this activity can be found.

The snaking trails of ash formed by the burning reaction mixture are exciting to watch as they grow.

Here is an animation of one such experiment:

Black snakes burning

Black snakes burning

We even got a dragon once!



What creature will you get?



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