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
- Carefully pour liquid oxygen into a beaker.
- Take a sample (sliver, graphite rod, iron wires and so on) with long tweezers and ignite it with a burner.
- Put the ignited sample into the beaker with liquid oxygen. Intense burning is obtained. According to another variation of this experiment, some types of samples may be soaked in liquid oxygen and then ignited.