The Beautiful Display From Zinc Oxide in Methanol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fsfN8nJRrM When zinc oxide (ZnO) is added to burning methanol, we see blue emissions along with sparks and beautiful flashes of red and green. Why? One student had found it so incredulous that they thought our ZnO was contaminated with other substances. It's unlikely, but you could check the hypothesis by using another source of... Continue Reading →

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