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
- Place about 2-3 mg of potassium permanganate on a heat-proof mat.
- Make a small dimple in the center of the pile.
- Pour a few drops of glycerol in the dimple of the pile. Use a pipette.
- Wait about 20 seconds.
- The mixture begins producing steam, glycerol burns with a purple flame.