Propane and Oxygen explosion

Explosion of the propane-oxygen mixture

Scientific name: Propane reacts with oxygen with explosion

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Safety

Wear eye protection goggles. Ears protection. You need to be at a long distance from the ballon.

Always follow general safety recommendations. Please note that conducting chemistry experiments you must comply with the relevant legal procedures in your country.

Reaction formula

C3H8 + 5 O2 → 3 CO2 + 4 H2O

Reagents

  1. Oxygen
  2. Propane

Step-by-step instruction

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

  1. Fill the balloon with propane.
  2. For a more powerful explosion, oxygen may be pumped from the cylinder. Also, oxygen can obtained in a variety of other ways.
  3. Hold the balloon to a source of fire, while being at a long distance.
  4. Watch the explosion of propane.

Scientific background

Propane as an alkane, burns well in oxygen. Thus, a large amount of heat is produced. An explosion occurs at significant concentrations of propane.

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Published on 20 April 2015

  • Fire
  • Heating with fire
  • Explosion
  • Poisoned gas
  • Organic
  • Electricity
  • Solution
  • Oxidation reduction
  • Color change
  • Precipitate
  • Gassing
  • Catalyst