Being a physicist, I don't do this particular demo, but from the description it sounds like the alcohol was in an open container, and maybe also too close to the flame.
I wonder if anyone, either the instructor or the students, would have been wearing safety glasses? paul dolan On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Marvin Nochowitz wrote: > > Many of us do the same flame test. Anyone have an idea as to what went > wrong? Was he using an alcohol burner or was the alcohol in an open > conainer? > > > ________________________________________________________________________________ > Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at http://explorer.msn.com > -- This is the CPS Science Teacher List. To unsubscribe, send a message > to For more information: . To search the archives: > -- This is the CPS Science Teacher List. To unsubscribe, send a message to <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> For more information: <http://home.sprintmail.com/~mikelach/subscribe.html>. To search the archives: <http://www.mail-archive.com/science%40lists.csi.cps.k12.il.us/>