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Zirconium in Flame

Zirconium Powder in Flame - part of our "Berzelius Day" uploading 24 videos in 24 hours. Full video containing this reaction at: FROM THE PROFESSOR: The Zr reacts with oxygen in the air to make zirconium oxide in a very exothermic reaction (it gives out a lot of heat). The white light comes from very hot particles of the oxide.See our 24 reactions playlist as it unfolds at: Day explained: chemistry at us on Facebook at on Twitter at the School of Chemistry at The University of Nottingham: Videos films are by video journalist Brady Haran
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