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Date: 05/21/08 10:32 AM

75 Responses to Gummy Bear + Molten Potassium Chlorate

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:26 am
    Link: Gummy Bear + Molten Potassium Chlorate - Looks like some people have moved on from Coke amd Mentos.
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    m00shy Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:34 am
    Waaaay better than coke and mentos hehe
  3. Profile photo of Slugger1973
    Slugger1973 Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:34 am
    Very cool, liked the noise.
  4. Profile photo of Ravster
    Ravster Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:36 am
    But dont get me wrong this video rocks!!!!!!!!!!! lol
  5. Profile photo of msdenee
    msdenee Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:36 am
    Wow - gotta love those "product favored" chemical reactions!
  6. Profile photo of unsub
    unsub Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:36 am
    yep, better than mentos and coke ... but it`s also harder to get the necessary "ingredients"
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    ianbeany1989 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:38 am
    It`s meant to be Jelly Babies rather than bears, babies are much better when they`re burning and screaming (not real ones of course). I did this about 3 years ago in A-Level Chemistry
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    test-user564 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:41 am
    I feel like a douchebag ( and i am) for saying this but,
    REPOST!!!
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    vancouverite Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:42 am
    the death of a gummy bear
  10. Profile photo of YoSoyNoob
    YoSoyNoob Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:45 am
    I had a teacher do this once in chemistry. Its very cool
  11. Profile photo of protinestain
    protinestain Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 10:46 am

    I got al warm and fuzzy seeing that gummy bear get fried.
  12. Profile photo of beeeeen
    beeeeen Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:02 am
    ^ Al sounds like one lucky guy.
  13. Profile photo of GL_Sector616
    GL_Sector616 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:03 am
    Science rules.
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    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:15 am
    Wow.. thats cool, I wish they showed us that in science... and let us eat gummy bears ^_^
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:15 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpHiBGeuw...

    Aaahhh... old repost but the gummy bear suffering never gets old...

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    lmaonaise Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:17 am
    haha yeah seen this before IRL...scream bitch scream!
  17. Profile photo of NunuChan
    NunuChan Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:29 am
    Where do we get that molten potassium chlorate ? huh T_T
  18. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:31 am
    Ah, just what I need for my gummy bear engine.
  19. Profile photo of JonahLantern
    JonahLantern Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:31 am
    Am I the only one that would experience abject terror if I heard that noise coming from my closet in the middle of the night?
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    kaseyface Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:37 am
    Energy crisis SOLVED!!

    Haha just kidding. That was pretty cool. And yes, JonahLantern, I agree.

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    Quebec1217 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:47 am
    It’s for opportunities like these I always keep molten Potassium Chlorate on hand.

    But damn... I don`t have any gummy bears. Where in the hell would I ever find those?

  22. Profile photo of BlackiPod
    BlackiPod Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 11:54 am
    Why cant we use that kind of chenical reaction to fuel cars
  23. Profile photo of KindlyKat
    KindlyKat Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm
    I wonder if gummy bears scream like that submerged in your stomach acids? Ah, the world may never know.
  24. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    Imagine if someone actually found some deranged way to make a car run off that. Gummi Bears would cost SO MUCH. D:
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    VictorMunch Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    i seen this experiment once in school...
  26. Profile photo of Evanesia
    Evanesia Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:13 pm
    It`s actually the bear`s soul being devoured.
  27. Profile photo of Yoma4
    Yoma4 Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    ^Evamesia, lmao to you.

    Poor gummy bear...(I had to be the first to say it)

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    Trucast Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm
    Yeah we did that in my a-level chemistry. It`s actually called the "Screaming Jelly Baby" (or Gummy Bear) in this case
  29. Profile photo of DarkProdigy
    DarkProdigy Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm
    C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERRR!
  30. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:54 pm
    Running cars off of something like that is REALLY impractical, think of the gallons of waster KCl, and the whole gummy bear being dropped into potassium chlorate at the right rate to get required energy. Water powered cars are probably the way to go, that or finding a better way to store H and release it easily.
  31. Profile photo of smigbaafm
    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm
    potassium chlorate isn`t that easy to obtain, and can be pretty dangerous (and you could toss in alot of things into it to get similar reactions, not just gummy bears)
    we`re better off sticking with diet coke and mentos
  32. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm
    here come the emergency room visits.
  33. Profile photo of Zoto
    Zoto Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:10 pm
    12kg Potassium Chlorate:$659.80
    10lb of Baby Gummi Bears:$39.50
    An Afternoon of Devouring Souls: Priceless

  34. Profile photo of iBeth
    iBeth Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    I DID THIS!!
    I DID THIS!!
    I DID THIS!!
    In Science Club, I did it
    Its awsome and it smells like candy floss
  35. Profile photo of Bioshocker
    Bioshocker Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:17 pm
    I SAW THIS IN SCHOOL!
  36. Profile photo of SirKevin
    SirKevin Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:25 pm
    Oh, we did it as "the screaming jelly baby". It was awesome. Apparantly it`s the most dangerous thing they`re allowed to do in a class room.
  37. Profile photo of Mariabethia
    Mariabethia Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:29 pm
    what a waste of gummy bears... =P
  38. Profile photo of ManilaRose
    ManilaRose Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm
    This is why science is awesome. IT WORKS, PEOPLE. :D
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    manningsdead Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 1:43 pm
    far better if they`d used a thinner tube. Then it sounds like the bear`s screraming which is much more fun.
  40. Profile photo of SoCal
    SoCal Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    This is older than coke and mentos.
  41. Profile photo of Jazzeh
    Jazzeh Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    0___o What do they do with that?
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    NNNNNNNNNNNNNNOoooooooooooooooooo.... dont kill the
    Gummy Bear....... |-( so sad ....
  43. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 2:35 pm
    wait, potassium chlorate and sucrose makes potassium chloride, water, and carbon dioxide
    but what about the other chlorines?
    oh well. doesnt matter.

    "Why cant we use that kind of chenical reaction to fuel cars"
    how would you keep the KClO3 molten?
    thus, we reach a problem. it would require energy to a)make the gummy worms and b)keep the potassium chlorate hot enough. its not worth the trouble.
    besides, as others have said, its expensive anyway.

  44. Profile photo of skillz3333
    skillz3333 Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 2:52 pm
    fake bro
  45. Profile photo of Kairobi
    Kairobi Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    Skillz, if you haven`t quit with the `fake` by tomorrow, I swear I`ll dip your face in molten potassium chlorate :|

    Who tasted this reaction?
    I`m sure I heard `flavored` at the end of the vid...

    x.

  46. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    What does, "Product favored" mean?
  47. Profile photo of jeswra
    jeswra Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:13 pm
    Now they just need to get lots of them and make a synchronized gummy bear show.
  48. Profile photo of itsdrew
    itsdrew Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    pretty old. sorry.
  49. Profile photo of blackbird7
    blackbird7 Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm
    Old but still cool.
  50. Profile photo of smigbaafm
    smigbaafm Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    sertrbl, there are no missing chlorines.
    8(KClO3)+C12H22O11->8(KCl)+11(H2O)+12(CO2)
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:36 pm
    Im not one to say it but, REPOST!
  52. Profile photo of HeroOfTime
    HeroOfTime Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 4:45 pm
    Yeah... we did this in chemistry class a few times.. it also works with fruit roll-ups.
  53. Profile photo of Baconeater
    Baconeater Male 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    We did that in my chemistry class a month ago, it was awesome! it was called gummy bear sacrifice
  54. Profile photo of Pamplemouse
    Pamplemouse Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 5:13 pm
    This was before coke + mentos
  55. Profile photo of karangill1
    karangill1 Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 5:25 pm
    Its like some sort of teddy bear death camp. YOU MONSTERS lol.
  56. Profile photo of Growth
    Growth Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 6:30 pm
    Jazzband/Repost
  57. Profile photo of Fool_Be_Gone
    Fool_Be_Gone Male 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 7:22 pm
    It`s because Potassium Chlorate is an oxidizer. It provides fuels (gummy bear is sugar, sugar is a good fuel) with oxygen in order to burn. The potassium chlorate is hot in this experiment, so it begins the fuel/oxygen reaction instantly.
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    Anonikitty Female 18-29
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:45 pm
    `Product favoured` means that the reaction favours the products, ie. it`s easier to turn KClO3 and gummy bears into KCl, CO2 and water than it is to turn KCl, CO2 and water into KClO3 and gummy bears. Pretty much.
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    razzzledazzl Female 13-17
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    May 21, 2008 at 8:56 pm
    um...just curious...
    What are jelly babies?
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    richoricho Male 40-49
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    May 21, 2008 at 9:45 pm
    Product favoured?? I reckon it killed the product.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 4:54 am
    this video was made béfore the mentos and coke hype
  62. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:03 am
    iambeany1989 - "babies are much better when they`re burning and screaming"

    mwoihahahahaha!

  63. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:06 am
    razzledazzl, These are jelly babies, I`m not a big fan of them though.


  64. Profile photo of Ditas
    Ditas Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:32 am
    Cool! I just did this a couple of months ago in AS Chemistry, and fell in love with it!! It`s called the screaming jelly baby, because of the sounds it makes :p
    I sooooo wanna do it again 8D
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    Mocityspirit Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    This isn`t new to me at all. We have done this in my chem class at least 10 times this year alone. As cool as this video is, it`s much better when done live.
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    nme Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm
    REPOST but still fun to watch the dying gummy bear
  67. Profile photo of that70s_show
    that70s_show Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm
    is there any way i can buy that potassium whats it called? i wanna try that
  68. Profile photo of hoolahawk
    hoolahawk Male 30-39
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    May 22, 2008 at 6:58 pm
    Product Favoured...not for the gummi bear it`s not.
  69. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2008 at 7:30 pm
    Eating a Jelly Baby is an act of pedophilism! We must burn them insted!
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    silveruo Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    i always knew cars were going to run on gummi bears someday

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    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2008 at 8:48 pm
    reminds me of that psycho guy from Fahrenheit 9/11
    "Let the motherforker burn. Burn motherforker, burn!"
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    theshootist Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    one wayward pinch of potassium chlorate, and KABLOOIE!
  73. Profile photo of citadel
    citadel Male 18-29
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    May 23, 2008 at 1:56 pm
    that was wicked
  74. Profile photo of firefliet
    firefliet Female 18-29
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    June 1, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    "Product favored" means that the rxn is exothermic. It`s easier to get rid of energy than take it in (same way it`s easier to give away crap than get free crap, lol), so the forward rxn is easier than the reverse, which would require mounds of energy to be put into it.
  75. Profile photo of Justeazy
    Justeazy Male 18-29
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    September 3, 2010 at 8:19 am
    @firefliet:
    You`re an idiot. Exothermic and endothermic are exothermic and endothermic ONLY.
    Product favored means that different brands of gummy bears (thus, a different make-up) will change the reaction. Obviously, a gummy bear with more carbon and less oxygen is going to produce more gas, and one with more H2O and less C02 is going to produce more water.

    And, for the record, I know that post was over 2 years old. Never too late to get schooled, however.

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