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
- Obtain copper iodate and lead iodate. Add a saturated solution of potassium iodate to a saturated solution of copper sulfate and to a saturated solution of lead nitrate. Then, filter and dry the resulting precipitates at 250 degrees Celcius.
- Weigh 10 grams of copper iodate (or 13 grams of lead iodate) and 1 gram of hexamine.
- Mix both of the components and pour the mixture on the tile in a pile.
- Ingite the mixture.
- Observe the intense formation of brown smoke.