How To: Dissolve styrofoam with acetone

Dissolve styrofoam with acetone

Dissolve styrofoam with acetone using tips from this how-to video. Acetone breaks the structure of polystyrene in its expanded form, styrofoam. The 'foam' bit goes away. In other words, acetone "dissolves" polystyrene.

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I am all for experimentation. Hell...it's what lead me to a rewarding and profitable career in explosives but, take it from me- this is NOT an experiment that you want to try in your house the way the submitters did.

1. Acetone vapor is HELLA WICKED FLAMMABLE, as well as just being noxious. you do NOT want to be using large a large quantity of the stuff in an enclosed space.

2. This experiment is essentially making NAPALM, an extremely sticky and highly flammable substance. Try to imagine something that burns and smokes ferociously that you can't easily put out and your only partway there. If that still doesn't deter you, please look up Phan Th? Kim Phúc. She can tell you all about how nasty this stuff is.

Play...but play SAFE.

Lol wow that is awsome!

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