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Blasting the middle from a coin - Periodic Table of Videos

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Published on Aug 2, 2017

A phosphorus explosion blows the centre from a £1 coin.
More links and info in full description ↓↓↓

The £5 bank note in acid: https://youtu.be/wMwThGTYT2o

More slow motion experiments: http://bit.ly/chemslomo

White Phosphorus: https://youtu.be/U6_-EUcswSc

NOTE from The Prof: The equation in the video is just one possible reaction. Under conditions as extreme as this, several different oxides or phosphorus could be formed (most likely a mixture of them). This is also a very dangerous and sensitive reaction. We have deliberately not shown too much detail and encourage people NOT to try it themselves.

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