Calcium carbide is placed in a cylinder containing water. A reaction occurs producing acetylene gas bubbles. A plastic tube from a chlorine gas generator is placed in the cylinder. As the bubbles of acetylene and chlorine collide flashes of light are produced.
Aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*
Disciplinary Core Ideas: PS1.A; PS1.B
Performance Expectations:HS-PS1-1; HS-PS1-2; HS-PS1-5
Cross Cutting Concepts: Patterns
Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models
1 x 250mL Sodium Hypochlorite
1 x 30mL Hydrochloric Acid, 1.0M Solution
1 x 10g Calcium Carbide, Lumps
Small quantity exemption 173.4
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