Dry Ice Vs. Cinder Block

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Science
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Who knew a little dry ice could do that to a cinder block?
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Female 1,231
Rapid sublimation is fun. =] CO2(s) is so cold, if you drop a good chunk of it in boiling water, little pieces of water ice form near the dry ice after a few minutes, and the water is cold to the touch, even when left on a hot plate. Oh, and a _lot_ of CO2(g) is formed. Thus increasing the partial pressure of CO2 in the bottle, causing it to explode. And yes, it is technically an explosion, since there is a sudden outward force in all directions.

Now, that cinder block had 2 holes, but they only used one water bottle... >=D

-Stand Back! I`m going to try SCIENCE!- Reminds me of xkcd. 9.9

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Male 352
On a side note, I believe Faygo invented the 3 liter.
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Male 5,970
dry ice is awesome.....except when you touch it...ow, but i want to try that but knowing me i would kill myself xD
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Male 5,094
If you ever get your hands on some dry ice, try pressing a coin against it and listen to it scream. Don`t do it for too long or you`ll get a nice, inverted-coin burn scar on your fingers.
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Female 19
*Stand back, I`m going to try SCIENCE!*

That made me laugh more than the video. You rock.

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Male 1,036
"You got a dent in your door"??
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Male 92
don`t pick up dry ice, it hurts :(
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Female 362
People at my school are retarded. They tried juggeling bits of dry ice and burnt the poo out of their hands. I just stood there and laughed
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Female 15,763
No fugging wonder you have to be 18 to buy dry ice. o-o
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Male 486
kinda cool id give it like a 3/10
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Male 1,036
So the bottle is as strong if not stronger than a block of cinder?
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Male 292
Just ask your local ice cream man for a chunk of dry ice. Make sure and purchase a snow cone from him first. Not that you`d need a snow cone to make a dry ice bomb, they`re just tasty. Add dry ice and a little H2O to 2 liter bottle, seal, run. Throw away snow cone cup in a trash can. Nobody likes a litter bug. Don`t blow off your fingers, this stuff expands quickly. Careful not to eat snow cone too fast to not get brain freeze. `Course if you`re playing with dry ice, you probably don`t have a brain, so go ahead and let Darwin take over, ya big dummy.
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Male 474
Put that on your sleeping roommate`s face and you`ll get an... explosive result. :P
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Male 2,781
DON`T STICK YOUR TONGUE ON DRY ICE!!!
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Male 891
see, kids? science can be fun AND educational. XD
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Female 1,287
well, um, i likes the video!!!! :P
my favorite part was the slow motion and the guy going " (deep voice) ooooooohhh mmmmoooooiii gwwwwaaaad!!!!!"

*hehe. stand back. im going to try SCIENCE!!!!!!*

bet you have been waiting forever to post that image. huh, derekdoom?

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Male 445
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Male 9
Now shove that in your roommates pants while he`s sleeping.
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Male 445
"Erm I`m a second year chemist at uni... that makes very little sense if it`s just a bottle of dry ice and a cinder block.
The only way you can get explosions with dry ice is to convert it quickly back to gas and increase the volume (PV=nRT).."

Stay in school. It doesn`t need to be a quick conversion, it can take a week to build up the pressure it needs, 100+ psi is still 100+ psi whether it takes a week or a minute to generate.

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Male 66
At first I thought that the cinder block had been completely incinerated, so the awesome factor of this was relatively brought down when I saw that the cinder block had merely been blown in half. Still awesome though.
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Male 445
Mythbusters tested 2 litre bottles and found that they blow up at 105 psi. That`s quite a bit, three times more pressure than automobile tires use.

You can get EXTREMELY COLD dry ice (solid carbon dioxide (yes, the gas that is frozen enough to burn)) at a large supermarket or usually, Baskin Robbins or similar ice cream shop.

But really, you should google "dry ice bomb" (that explodes) and watch some of those videos before you lose your fingers.

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Male 221
Ruswut Said: "And as dry ice is not particually cold"
you are a moron. Go wiki Dry Ice you fu<king idiot
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Male 1,265
Oh I see him putting the lid on the bottle this time... boring... try doing some fun things with pentafluro anitmony and hydrofloric acid, mix `em and get almost 100% dissociated hydrogen ions that can dissolve through glass :P super acids are fun
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Male 11,739
Lots of places sell dry ice. Man you do really do some damage with that and leave no evidence.
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Male 1,265
Erm I`m a second year chemist at uni... that makes very little sense if it`s just a bottle of dry ice and a cinder block.
The only way you can get explosions with dry ice is to convert it quickly back to gas and increase the volume (PV=nRT)..
And as dry ice is not particually cold cinder blocks should explode in particually cold conditions.
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Male 3,296
where can u buy dry ice
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Male 221

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Female 25
Does anyone attend science classes
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Male 511
that should be a war tactic
"private, throw this dry ice bomb through the window"
"Sir!"
*bomb is thrown in, troops rush upstairs, *boom* *gunfire** yay we win :D
distractions o_o
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Male 120
It`s dry ice with water in a bottle. Not really an explosion, just a popping plastic bottle.
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Male 46
*claping* wow.
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Male 1,254
We don`t destroy with our dry ice, we make things better.

Like a small brick into a gin bucket. Now its cold and has a really cool effect!

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Male 73
Am i the only one that IMMEDIATELY thought

"would happen if i stuck that in a persons *fill in the blank*?"

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Male 8
That was great.
I didn`t know dry ice bombs were that powerful.
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Male 179
haha i love how on the wtfwall picture he has dry ice in his find pannal and "sex with cars" in the search bar.. and the last 2 posts are dry ice and sex with cars
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Male 637
Of course. Dry ice is cool, and everyone knows the law of coolness. Everything cool has the capability to explode, or cause explosions.
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Male 165
WOW i want that kinda destructive power in my fridge!
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Male 446
Dry ice is amazing. Try dropping a brick into a deep fryer
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Male 20,901
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