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Old 03-21-2006, 09:27 AM
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Ok, I learned how to make a homemade bomb. All you need is a gatorade bottle, aluminum foil, and the works toilet bowl cleaner(liquid form). This is a good chemistry project foroutside use only. Ok after you have the gatorade bottle with the cap remove all the liquid. Then take the cap off put aluminum foil in small balls and fill it 3/4 of the way up. Afterwards fill it with the works all the way put the cap on and stand back for about 2 minutes. Then boom, it blows!
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:24 PM
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Really interesting....

I suppose this is because the cleaning agent reacts with aluminum to form a kind of gas. (If the cleaning agent is acidic, then that means hydrogen gas and a salt is formed.) As the pressure builds inside the bottle, the bottle explodes. Am I right?

Would someone care to try it? Or verify my hypothesis that it's caused by acid? Try adding something like HCl or H2SO4 inside of cleaning agent and see if it would work or not. Actually, it would be cool if you test if the size of the aluminum balls affect the rate of the explosion. (something related to what contributes to the rate of reaction.)
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:47 AM
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Im pretty sure it is acidic because...... The bottle got hot and started to expand unit it couldnt hold any more pressure and just blew up.
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This is a good idea for a science project. Test which acids are more effective in this by using a stop watch and calculating the time of explosion.
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