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Acid Snake

I saw this done in my Organic Chemistry lab once. Concentrated sulfuric acid is mixed with regular sugar. Essentially, the acid is dehydrating the sugar. Sugar has a lot hydroxide groups, which become protonated and leave as water, leaving behind a pillar of black porous carbon.

– Chalmer

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September 27, 2008 - Posted by | Chemistry, science | , , , , , , ,

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