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This demonstration or class experiment shows the exothermic reaction of two elements, iron and sulfur, to form the compound, iron sulfide. The two solids are mixed and heated in a test-tube (or ignition tube). The reaction can be used to illustrate elements, mixtures and compounds.



This experiment has been reproduced from Practical Chemistry: http://practicalchemistry.org/experiments/iron-and-sulfur-reaction-demonstration-and-class-experiment,88,EX.html

Useful resource

Clip on the Demonstrating Chemistry - Exciting Elements 1 video, free to download from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8WWWvtakgI. The demonstration of iron and sulfur reacting can be found at 7.20 minutes.