The spark(L)ing vinaigrette

A demonstration that produces flames

Jorge G. Ibanez, Jorge Luis Vazquez-Olavarrieta, Max Edgardo Moran-Orozco, Elizabeth Garcia-Pintor, Angela Kohler-Krutzfeldt, Michael P. Anderson, Bruce M. Mattson

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Abstract

A laboratory demonstration is described where preparation of a salad vinaigrette is mimicked when a table salt-looking substance is added to a clear vinegar-smelling liquid. Then, when adding a pepper-looking solid, the whole preparation either sparks or bursts into flames. This phenomenon takes advantage of the well-known gas reaction between ethyne and chlorine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1404-1405
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Chemical Education
Volume88
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011

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Acetylene
Chlorine
Electric sparks
Acetic Acid
Demonstrations
Salts
Gases
Liquids

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Education

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Ibanez, J. G., Vazquez-Olavarrieta, J. L., Moran-Orozco, M. E., Garcia-Pintor, E., Kohler-Krutzfeldt, A., Anderson, M. P., & Mattson, B. M. (2011). The spark(L)ing vinaigrette: A demonstration that produces flames. Journal of Chemical Education, 88(10), 1404-1405. https://doi.org/10.1021/ed100583g

The spark(L)ing vinaigrette : A demonstration that produces flames. / Ibanez, Jorge G.; Vazquez-Olavarrieta, Jorge Luis; Moran-Orozco, Max Edgardo; Garcia-Pintor, Elizabeth; Kohler-Krutzfeldt, Angela; Anderson, Michael P.; Mattson, Bruce M.

In: Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 88, No. 10, 01.10.2011, p. 1404-1405.

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Ibanez, JG, Vazquez-Olavarrieta, JL, Moran-Orozco, ME, Garcia-Pintor, E, Kohler-Krutzfeldt, A, Anderson, MP & Mattson, BM 2011, 'The spark(L)ing vinaigrette: A demonstration that produces flames', Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 88, no. 10, pp. 1404-1405. https://doi.org/10.1021/ed100583g
Ibanez JG, Vazquez-Olavarrieta JL, Moran-Orozco ME, Garcia-Pintor E, Kohler-Krutzfeldt A, Anderson MP et al. The spark(L)ing vinaigrette: A demonstration that produces flames. Journal of Chemical Education. 2011 Oct 1;88(10):1404-1405. https://doi.org/10.1021/ed100583g
Ibanez, Jorge G. ; Vazquez-Olavarrieta, Jorge Luis ; Moran-Orozco, Max Edgardo ; Garcia-Pintor, Elizabeth ; Kohler-Krutzfeldt, Angela ; Anderson, Michael P. ; Mattson, Bruce M. / The spark(L)ing vinaigrette : A demonstration that produces flames. In: Journal of Chemical Education. 2011 ; Vol. 88, No. 10. pp. 1404-1405.
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