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
- Prepare a concentrated solution of sodium hydroxide. Pour 20 ml of water in a beaker. Slowly add sodium hydroxide to the beaker until alkali is dissolved.
- Attach a large test tube to the stand at an angle of 45 degrees. Pour the resulting solution into the test tube.
- Carefully place a small piece of white phosphorus into the test tube.
- Close the test tube with a stopper equipped with a tap with a tube. Lower the other end of the tube into the evaporation dish with water.
- Heat the test tube using an alcohol lamp.
- Some time later, bubbles form and burn in air.