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In this trick you will learn how to make a chemical snake.

Focus secret:

Soak a piece of dry fuel (for example, tablets containing urotropin) for several minutes with a solution of ammonium nitrate and dry. This operation must be repeated again. Tablets cannot be kept in solution for a long time, as they dissolve. With the pills themselves, the trick can turn out badly, so it’s better to cut cubes out of the pills.

If we now set fire to the dried piece, then ammonium nitrate, decomposing with the release of a large amount of gases, will swell the combustible mixture, turning it into a black loose snake. If such a "snake" is carefully taken by the head, it can easily be twisted into a spiral.

Be especially careful when demonstrating this trick.

Author: V.Postolaty

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