Scientists combine liquid butane with a bottle of Coke with explosive results

Mail Online | 11/7/2019 | Milly Vincent For Mailonline
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This is the explosive moment a pair of experimental scientists film themselves combining liquid butane with a bottle of Coke, before turning it upside down causing it to rocket off.

In a deadly variation to the back-garden Mentos and Coke experiment - which is already a dangerously forceful combination - the Youtube scientists decided to switch out the Mentos for highly reactive liquid butane.

Scientists - Thame - England - Slow - Mo

The scientists from Thame, England, who call themselves The Slow Mo Guys, set up the experiment in a remote quarry and decked themselves out in protective face masks and lab jackets.

Specialising in taking 4K slow motion videos of fast paced reactions The Slow Mo Guys, Gavin Free (Gav), 31, and Daniel Gruchy (Dan), 31, set up their high resolution cameras just meters from the reaction site, with bin bags placed over the cameras to protect it from the Coca-cola spray.

Dan - Science - Experiment - Properties - Butane

Dan explained: 'There's an interesting science experiment using the interesting properties of butane.

'Because its boiling point is about 0 degrees Celsius (32F) - its stored as a liquid inside this can and is not super high pressure inside the can.'

Butane - Gas - Position

He demonstrates how the butane escapes out as gas when it is released with the can in an upwards position.

He then turns the can in a downwards position (like when you're filling a lighter with fuel) and shows how liquid is released when the nozzle is pointing downwards.

Coke - Bottle - Butane - Butane

When filling the Coke bottle with butane he explains: 'Because the butane is less...
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