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
- Preparation of anhydrous nitric acid. Mix 25 ml of concentrated nitric acid and 10 ml of concentrated sulfuric acid in a round bottom flask. Assemble the system for distillation. Distill nitric acid.
- Pour a few milliliters of anhydrous nitric acid into a test tube.
- Lower the small piece of white phosphorus into the test tube.
- Observe the melting of white phosphorus, the releasing of white smoke and the fire shot.