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#275 - dlwnsgur (10/28/2012) [-]
science
science
#276 to #275 - johnshepherd (10/28/2012) [-]
What was in the jar?
User avatar #281 to #276 - dragonette (10/28/2012) [-]
something that is heavier than oxygen and extremely flammable
#278 to #276 - prozmbieeater (10/28/2012) [-]
from the look of the flame, methane. or hydrogen.
User avatar #285 to #278 - arizonastar (10/28/2012) [-]
both of which are lighter than air....?
User avatar #290 to #285 - prozmbieeater (10/28/2012) [-]
at room temperature, yes.
#280 to #278 - johnshepherd (10/28/2012) [-]
I can guess that, but I was hoping you could tell me which one, since most of them would exit that jar pretty quick once the cap war removed to allow for the match to be put in. I assumed it was a special property of a specific gas of some sort.
#288 to #280 - prozmbieeater (10/28/2012) [-]
Most likely, its a jar of hydrogen. The hydrogen would have had to be at liquid temperature though.
#292 to #288 - johnshepherd (10/28/2012) [-]
But it it's liquid then why does the substance still burn at the top once it has proceeded to burn at the bottom as well? That indicates gas, but, as dragonette said, it has to be heavier than oxygen, highly flammable and stable enough to hold it in front of a webcam in a large jug without fear of it exploding when you drop a match in.
User avatar #294 to #292 - prozmbieeater (10/28/2012) [-]
It had to be somewhat near liquid temperature then. Or he started recording and took the top of the jug off then immediately set fire to it.
#297 to #294 - johnshepherd (10/28/2012) [-]
But if it was a liquid why did the top still burn? That would mean that the substance rose to the top at a certain point, indicating that it was a gas.
#298 to #297 - prozmbieeater (10/28/2012) [-]
Hmmm.....Fire needs oxygen to burn, while the hydrogen might have still been at near liquid tempurature, its still not a liquid. It had liquid properties while it was burning, but it  was still lighter than air. hmmm.... The air inside the jug pushes the hydrogen down and the hydrogen is trying to find the one place it can get out of the way of the heavier air which is out of the jug and through the top where the flame is . The match wasnt dropped in, It would have sunk STRAIGHT to the bottom, lighting ALL of the gas, thus making the jug explode. Im not Bill Nye, just a high school kid in advanced chemestry.
Hmmm.....Fire needs oxygen to burn, while the hydrogen might have still been at near liquid tempurature, its still not a liquid. It had liquid properties while it was burning, but it was still lighter than air. hmmm.... The air inside the jug pushes the hydrogen down and the hydrogen is trying to find the one place it can get out of the way of the heavier air which is out of the jug and through the top where the flame is . The match wasnt dropped in, It would have sunk STRAIGHT to the bottom, lighting ALL of the gas, thus making the jug explode. Im not Bill Nye, just a high school kid in advanced chemestry.
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