Weekly Science Tidbit: Gummi Bear, Meet Potassium Chlorate

Watch the violent reaction that occurs when a cute little Gummi Bear goes for a swim in molten Potassium Chlorate …

The Potassium Chlorate reacts explosively with the sugars contained within the Gummi Bear to produce oxygen gas and potassium chloride salt.  Heat is given off and white smoke and pinkish light is visible.  Chemistry is so cool …

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