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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 02:55 AM

1. Anyone remember buying "snakes" at the fireworks dealer ?

I had no idea at the time those contained mercury.

Google "ammonium dichromate volcano" to see LOTS of videos -- or "mercury thiocyanate decomposition" (actually (NH[sub]4[/sub])[sub]2[/sub]Cr[sub]2[/sub]O[sub]7[/sub] and Hg(SCN)[sub]2[/sub], FWIW) to see video of snakes alone. Combining them was pure genius!

I was expecting to see video from the Discovery Channel tonight ...

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