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Exhibition Chemistry: Decomposing hydrogen peroxide

Description

The chemistry of liquid explosives has attracted intense media interest recently, following the unsuccessful terrorist plot to blow up planes flying between the UK and the US. Intelligence sources named triacetone triperoxide (TATP) as a possible terrorist explosive because it could be made by mixing hydrogen peroxide with other household chemicals.

Type of Activity

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demonstration

Audience

:
Teacher

Age Group

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14 to 18 years
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