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Home brew elephant toothpaste

But elephants don't need toothpaste, do they?

Mr. Kent, a Long Island chemistry teacher, is at it again with his after hours experiments. We like to refer to him as Mr. Wizard 2.0.

Elephant's toothpaste is what science geeks call this foamy reaction. Chemically it is the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by potassium iodide. To whip up some in your own sink you need Dawn soap, hydrogen peroxide and potassium iodide.

The effect is pretty and looks a lot like marshmallows, but don't touch (read: eat). It is toxic.

Make a really foamy reaction with elephant toothpaste

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try that with a bucket full of elephant toothpaste and a bucket full of the hydrogen peroxide,liquid soap and potassium iodide.

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