You probably have some potassium chlorate in your home right now. It’s a white powder that’s a big part of what makes pyrotechnics go boom, but it’s also the main component in matches. You can imagine what would happen if you get a lot of it in one spot, get it really hot, and put stuff in it. YouTuber Grant Thompson didn’t settle for just imagining this, though. Since it’s the weekend of Easter, he decided to put some marshmallow Peeps in some molten potassium chlorate and see what happens (via LaughingSquid).
Thompson tries a few other variations of this experiment in the video above, so check that out and let us know what you think in the comments. What else would you like to see submerged in molten potassium chlorate?
Featured image: Grant Thompson – “The King of Random”/YouTube
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