Gummy bear + potassium chlorate = FIRE!

May 29th, 2014 by Rosa

Back in the day, I’ve reviewed a giant gummy bear and a giant gummy worm, both products from the folks at Vat19. Now they’ve released a video of what happens when a giant gummy bear meets a big beaker full of potassium chlorate.

Why does that happen? Potassium chlorate oxidizes the sugar in the gummy bear. The more sugar, the more fuel for that fire.

And of course, don’t try this at home. Duh. Do try to see if your science teacher will do it under safe conditions. FOR SCIENCE!

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1 response about “Gummy bear + potassium chlorate = FIRE!”

  1. Glyn said:

    OMG I couldn’t imagine this! I’m not sure if I should eat gummy bears again after I saw this video. Thanks for sharing..

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