Pouring Molten salt into Water – Explosion!

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Molten Salt Explosion paper #1 http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc282701/
Molten Salt Explosion paper #2 http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/AA/00/00/03/83/00060/AA00000383_00060_194.pdf
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22 responses to “Pouring Molten salt into Water – Explosion!”

  1. hunter mcdonough Avatar

    Try that but in ur pool

  2. HuseyinTokmek Avatar

    This is how our universe is created

  3. CatineSkyi Avatar

    how did you clear the glass off your lawn?

  4. ivan rangelov Avatar

    Im pretty sure that its because molten salt is REALLY HOT and water doesnt like heat.

  5. Roman Jones Avatar

    this was on outrageous acts of science

  6. luke kilah Avatar

    Haha you got a cool camera huh and wanted to test it out. Let me guess , your mommy and daddy bought it

  7. Corwin Bachran Avatar

    Put a flame over the water and see if you get an explosion afterwards. The molten salt may be hot enough and viscous enough it causes the H20 to break down into H and O. If that's the case, you'll see a fireball erupt.


    Jewish salt blows.

  9. AmazingGamer5594 Avatar

    I would wear shoes after a month after this experament

  10. VirgitBird Fazbear Avatar

    The speed of water evaporating creates high pressure?

  11. Yo Boi Carnivine Avatar

    And let's just say he's the real scientist for game theory

  12. Sammysungaming Avatar

    this is funny we do this lab expeirment in my school every year

  13. daisha cheetahhh Avatar

    Watch the glass in ur yard

  14. James Duesler Avatar

    slo mo guys need to do this in SUPER slo mo

  15. TheMatrixster Avatar

    salt contains two highly reactive elements (NaCl)
    actually just kidding i dont know

  16. KX36 Avatar

    potassium chloride?

  17. EarRape  Central Avatar

    hoiw many fish tanks do you have

  18. ChozoSR388 Avatar

    Interesting point, though; all the salts you used contained sodium. Only one exploded, and only one contained chlorine. I think that may be something noteworthy.

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