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And it probably isn`t `shopped. I`ve done it, punk.
(Bill Nye the science guy quote...for those of you who may not have understood).
Not a burner. Burners have FLAAAAAAAAAMES which are pretty. That`s a magnetic stirrer with a heater built in.
The deep blue color is the result of the I- and I2 binding to the starch present in the solution.
It ends up staying pretty dark, after entropy stops, but this is by no means perpetual. It only lasts for maybe 5 minutes under constant heat.
Everything now a days makes me think of alternative fuel sources.
Looks like the juice of 1000 freshly squeezed chameleons.
WIKIPEDIA AWAY! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BZ_reaction
Two or more reactants are put into solution, they react with each other to produce two more more new chemicals, THESE chemicals react with each other to produce the original reactants.
The solution has to be heated because this would be a perpetual machine otherwise, since one of the reactions must give off energy and the other take in energy...hence the heat to provide the energy for the reaction to go "backwards".
Hopefully that explains it for everyone.
people these days.....
"In 1973, the spectacular demonstration was perfected by Thomas Briggs and Warren Rauscher, two amazing high school science teachers.
Over thirty-five years later, chemists are still trying to fully understand how it works.
What they do know: Several reactions take place at once. One of them produces iodine, which gives the amber color. Hydrogen peroxide reduces other chemicals into iodide ions. Along with normal iodine, the charged particles interact with starch to create it a blue-black color. The speeds of those transformations are constantly changing. As one overtakes the other, the color suddenly changes. "