How To: Make fire water or "Negative X" (Zn, NH4NO3, NaCl)

Make fire water or "Negative X" (Zn, NH4NO3, NaCl)

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 fire water or "Negative X" (Zn,NH4NO3,NaCl).

HOW TO:
1. Simply mix Ammonium nitrate and sodium chloride.
2. Add zinc powder to it and a drop of water.
3. Run away and wait.

CHEMISTRY OF IT:
The famous fire starts with water experiment, in which Zinc powder, ammonium nitrate and sodium chloride mixed together. Chloride ion introduces the oxidation of Zinc and bursts into flame.

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4 Comments

i love zinc

Is Negative X a single or double replacement chemical reaction? If it's not either one please let me know if it's Combustion, Decomposition, or Synthesis reaction. Thank you for the helpful information I truly appreciate it. ^-^

Amonium chloride not sodium chloride.

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