The Incredible, Edible Exploding Egg
Do not try this at home. Instead, watch your chemistry teacher perform this demonstration.
If you know me, you know I don’t do things the easy way. I do things the explosive way. If there is a flame involved, I’m all over it. So I decided to make use of all of the left over Easter eggs this week and crack them with a little fire.
You may not need safety helmets, matches and a little gas to crack an egg, but that’s the way I roll.
First, I poked a hole on each end and blew out the inside. Then I filled the empty egg with a little hydrogen gas and lit it on fire. When the hydrogen burns, oxygen comes into the egg and mixes. When the hydrogen and oxygen mix, you get water while a little energy is released. The energy blows the egg up.
This is the same reaction that happens in a hydrogen car. The hydrogen and oxygen do not produce any bad bi-products for the environment. This is an incredible, renewable source of energy.
For more information, click the links below:
– More Egg Experiments
– POW! The Power of Hydrogen and Oxygen
What are the materials used in this project?