Chemical Genie in the Bottle

Chemical Genie in the Bottle

Credit: UW-Madison Department of Chemistry

 
Author: Claire Liu
Description:

When a stopper is removed from an opaque bottle, an increasingly vigorous cloud of white vapor emanates from the bottle. This action results from the catalytic decomposition of 30% hydrogen peroxide by manganese dioxide.

Original Demonstration

Usage:
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Safety:
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Equipment:

an opaque bottle

 
Materials:

30% hydrogen peroxide and manganese dioxide.

 
Procedure:

put the two material together.

 
Notes:

2 H2O2 (aq) O2 (g) + 2 H2O(l)

 
Disposal:
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Difficulty:Not specified
Preparation Time:  minutes Demonstration Time: 1 minutes
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Last Updated:Tue 21 Jun 2011 12:50:27 EDT Viewed:61933 times viewed
Source:1991, Fun With Chemistry; A Guidebook of K-12 Activities. vol 1