Chemical Reactions Gone Rogue

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Chemicals are fun to play with in order to see how they react. While some reactions are harmless, others require some careful planning and extra caution. To further fan the flames, fire can make two chemicals with no apparent reactions turn into a movie monster of black and white films. If you take ammonium chromate and mercury (II) thiocyanate it looks harmless enough. The two produce an innocent sort of powder. As soon as flames are brought to it, a mutated octopus comes to life in real time. Tentacles appear to flail in agony begging for the nightmare to cease. Once the fuel of fire runs its course, the chemical monster stops its unexpected growth spurt.
Innocent household items can be used against nature, so you don’t have to go rob a chemistry lab and risk your freedom. For this experiment, all you need is your microwave and a grape. Take the grape and slice it into four small sections and place it your kitchen appliance. Put a glass that fits into the microwave upside down over the fruit and the result is plasma. This reaction is made possible by the plentiful ions the grape possesses. This has some risks, such as being toxic if you microwave too many grapes at a time. Don’t do it often either or your easiest way of cooking food may have to be taken to the graveyard.
If the option to make a homemade lightning storm for your next LARPing session is more your speed, rest assured that you can do this and impress that elf girl you have your eye on. Chances are, you likely have a blender lying around your home. Maybe you have sugar cubes too. If so, feel free to throw the sugar cubes in your blender and turn up the speed. Be sure the lights are out so you can watch the thunderstorm you created from the comfort of your pajamas. The sugar reaction is similar to europium tetrakis being smashed that turns to light that was originally kinetic energy.

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