Re: Ammonium Dichromate Volcano
i couldn't get enough of those things when i was a kid! no side effects here, so far
----- Original Message ----
From: Alberto Novo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 18, 2008 12:40:35 PM
Subject: Re: Ammonium Dichromate Volcano
the original black snake, or Pharaoh's serpent, is mercury thiocyanate.
It is a white powder, insoluble in water but slightly soluble in methyl
This and the Volcano are good exampes of how toxic were some plays for
children -and their family!
> Hi Trevor,
> I can't vouch for the video, but my volcano was just like that and it
> was only dichromate.
> But thanks for raising an interesting point, and one that merits some
> investigative reporting. Check out:
> The snakes lit by the children at my house this 4th were made in China
> and contained no list of ingredients. The snake-lighting was done
> with adult supervision, but no special care was directed to not
> touching the pellets, so I'm a little nervous. Snakes are easy to
> light. Dichromate is not. I think I'm going to crush one up and see
> if it hardens gum. I'll let you know if I come up with a Snakotype.
> On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 5:14 PM, Trevor Cunningham
> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Is there a second chemical involved there? Or are those little snake
>> pellets they sell at the 4th of july made from AD? That was pretty cool.
>> "somewhere between zero and one...everything else is exaggeration" -
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Keith Gerling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2008 2:54:03 AM
>> Subject: Ammonium Dichromate Volcano
>> Bored with gumprinting? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ula2NWi3Q34
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