NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1016988
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
The "Mushroom Cloud" Demonstration Revisited
Panzarasa, Guido; Sparnacci, Katia
Journal of Chemical Education, v90 n6 p765-767 Jun 2013
A revisitation of the classical "mushroom cloud" demonstration is described. Instead of aniline and benzoyl peroxide, the proposed reaction involves household chemicals such as alpha-pinene (turpentine oil) and trichloroisocyanuric acid ("Trichlor") giving an impressive demonstration of oxidation and combustion reactions that can be useful either as part of a "chemistry show" or as a lecture demonstration for a general, inorganic, or organic chemistry course.
Division of Chemical Education, Inc and ACS Publications Division of the American Chemical Society. 1155 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 800-227-5558; Tel: 202-872-4600; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A