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ERIC Number: EJ1100739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Melting Metal on a Playing Card
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v54 n4 p227 Apr 2016
Many of us are familiar with the demonstration of boiling water in a paper cup held over a candle or a Bunsen burner; the ignition temperature of paper is above the temperature of 100°C at which water boils under standard conditions. A more dramatic demonstration is melting tin held in a playing card. This illustration is from Tissandier's book on scientific recreations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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