Monday, November 25, 2013

Gummy Bear Experiment

A poor defenseless gummy bear, a test tube full of liquid potassium chlorate, and a couple of slightly mad scientists; seems like the perfect set up for some absurd B-movie horror flick, does it not? Well, not quite.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

What is Oxygen?

The Mysterious Oxygen

When taking in a lung full of air, many gases enter the lungs. These gases include; Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and others. But, what the lungs really needs, is the Oxygen in the air. Why is this? Because we, as human being, need oxygen to prosper. Those tiny O2atoms give life to our cells, which enables our cells to work and us to live. What is Oxygen though? Oxygen is the third most abundant element on our planet. This element has many properties, an interesting history, and a broad number of uses.
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Gummy Bear Meets Potassium Chlorate Reaction!

The Crime

Rain poured down in sheets outside a lonely jail cell were a criminal known as C12H22O11 awaited his fate. His crimes were so high, that morality had ceased to exist in his world. Destruction, death, and unbelievable horror followed him everywhere that he had ventured. The blood of countless victims stained his hands. And for his crimes, he was being sentenced to death.
The Method

The courts decided to make his execution an example to deter criminals across the nation. They brought in doctors, physicists, and chemists from around the world to collaborate on the worst method possible. They debated for countless hours. Ethics and morels were forgotten during the grueling dark two weeks of devising the most horrendous method of death for such a criminal. Late at night on the fourteenth day, a solution was reached. The C12H22O11 was known to have a passion for arson in his killings, so it was decreed that he would die by a similar means.
His fate: Death by Rapid Oxidation

Read on to Find Out What becomes of C12H22O11