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What Is A Catalyst? Demo Of A Copper Catalyst & Acetone

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Published on May 12, 2012

Disclaimer: TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Explanation:
Acetone is oxidized to acetaldehyde, carbon dioxide and water,
Cu
CH3COCH3 +3/2 O2 CU To. CH3CHO+CO2 +H2O.
The reaction is catalyzed by copper. Primarily, the copper itself is oxidized to copper oxide and subsequently it transfers this oxygen to acetone thereby returning to the metallic form. The catalytic surface processes are visible by the fluctuating glow and the changing colours of the copper coil. The covering with oxygen is responsible for the dark colour of the surface (formation of copper oxide). By the subsequent reaction with acetone the copper surface becomes bright again because of the transfer of the oxygen and begins to glow because of the released reaction energy.

A real world use for this is a sterling engen, I haven't had the time to put that togeather but that's where I'm headed...

Please see this thred for thoughts and info:
http://open-source-energy.org/forum/s...



a qute from http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-cat...
"A Catalyst is any substance that works to accelerate a chemical reaction. Catalysts can be organic, synthetic or metal. The process by which the catalyst speeds up or slows a reaction is called catalysis."
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