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Published on Jun 24, 2008
A good example of the thermite reaction.
In this case I used 1.5 kg of iron (III) oxide and 0.5 kg of aluminum powder. There are a number of ways to ignite the reaction, but I have discovered that the best way is to melt some potassium chlorate on the surface of the thermite mixture and add a few gummi bears.
Towards the end, I almost got hit with the splattering molten iron. I was too close.
This is a dangerous reaction that should only be performed under controlled conditions by people who know what they are doing.