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Screaming jelly babies

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Screaming jelly babies

"Screaming jelly babies" is a chemistry demonstration which is practised in schools in the United Kingdom. It is often used at open evenings to demonstrate the more light-hearted side of secondary school science.

The experiment shows the amount of energy there is in a "jelly baby". Potassium chlorate is a very strong oxidizing agent that oxidizes the sugar in the jelly baby all at once.

When the experiment is performed, the jelly baby bursts into flames and makes a screaming sound. The smell of candy floss is also given off.

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