Hydrogen flame or explosion in chlorine forms white smoke
name: Hydrogen oxidation with chlorine is a photosensitive, free radical reaction
Hydrogen and Chlorine Reaction
Hydrogen & Chlorine Explosion
Fire and Flame 43 - Hydrogen Flame in Chlorine
The sound of hydrogen burning in a large container of chlorine
Photochemical reaction between chlorine and hydrogen
Hydrogen and chlorine reaction(add light, boom!)
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- Obtain chlorine and hydrogen gases. There are many different ways.
- Collect chlorine and hydrogen gases into a chemical cylinder or test tube. Close it.
- Initiate the reaction using a powerful light source or by spark.
- Observe the explosion.
Chlorine gas is a strong oxidant. Hydrogen is oxidized to HCl, which forms the smoke. The reaction is a free radical reaction. It requires temperature or light initiation. It's best to use an ultraviolet light source, because it has the highest energy of radiation.