deflagrating spoon


deflagrating spoon
A long-handled spoon with a cover, lowered into a glass vessel filled with a gas to demonstrate deflagration.

A piece of metal (sodium) of the size of a pea is placed in a deflagrating spoon, and heated in the blowpipe-flame to redness. Suddenly immersed into a jar containing half a pint of chlorine-gas, it burns with a bright yellow flame to chloride of sodium.


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  • deflagrating-spoon — defˈlagrating spoon noun A cup with a long vertical shank for handling chemicals that deflagrate • • • Main Entry: ↑deflagrate …   Useful english dictionary

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  • deflagrate — verb /ˈdɛfləɡɹeɪt/ To burn with intense light and heat. Specifically, to combust subsonically through thermal conduction. Ant: detonate See Also: deflagrating spoon, deflagration …   Wiktionary

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