How To: Make "elephant toothpaste" with hydrogen peroxide

Make "elephant toothpaste" with hydrogen peroxide

C For Chemistry delves into the chemistry of science experiments. This chemist knows what he's talking about. These chemistry experiments are not only fun, but very educational for all of those interested in scientific chemical reactions and properties.

This video tutorial will show you how to make "elephant toothpaste" with hydrogen peroxide.

1. Pour and mix Hydrogen peroxide solution and detergent in a beaker.
2. Pour permanganate or KI solution to it and wait.
3. You now have the elephant tooth paste.

It is a experiment similar to Experiment #2, decomposition of Hydrogen peroxide generate Oxygen, which turns detergent into foam. It is so called "Elephant Toothpaste" because the foam is so much, and come out from beaker just like squeezing out toothpaste.

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