Incomplete combustion of hydrogen

Trapping a reaction intermediate

Bruce M. Mattson, Trisha Hoette

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Abstract

The complex oxidation processes taking place in the combustion of hydrogen peroxide can be demonstrated by a simple experiment. The hydrogen peroxide is contained by playing a hydrogen flame across an ice cube. The test consists of a glass pipet, hemostat and tests tubes. Both potassium permanganate and potassium iodide tests were conducted. A slurry of potato starch was made, heated and removed from heat. A K1 solution was made, hydrogen was obtained from a compressed cylinder while the hemostat was removed. The hydrogen resulting from the pipet is ignited while the flame is played against the ice chip.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1668-1670
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume84
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2007

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Reaction intermediates
Hydrogen
Ice
Hydrogen Peroxide
Potassium Permanganate
Potassium Iodide
Starch
heat
Glass
Oxidation
experiment
Experiments

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  • Education

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Incomplete combustion of hydrogen : Trapping a reaction intermediate. / Mattson, Bruce M.; Hoette, Trisha.

In: Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 84, No. 10, 10.2007, p. 1668-1670.

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