In pure oxygen substances burn much faster than in air and the reaction of elements with oxygen results in oxides. In this experiment metals (such as zinc) and non-metals (such as charcoal) are heated in air and in pure oxygen. So Students find out that pure oxygen promotes combustion very strongly and also some non-combustible materials such as metals burn in pure oxygen.
What you can learn about
- Properties of oxygen
- Reaction behaviour in pure oxygen
- Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
- Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for all Inorganic Chemistry matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered