WARNING! This experiment is dangerous! You should NOT perform this at home. ONLY carry out this experiment, if you are a trained chemist, and you understand local safety and legal requirements, which are required to perform such experiments
- Pour some alcohol into an evaporation dish.
- Put chromium (III) oxide into the dish.
- Ignite this mixture. Initially alcohol burns with a weak flame, but when chromium (III) oxide becomes red-hot, the flame intensifies and spreads.