This amazing liquid nitrogen experiment on the pool created mini tornadoes

What happens if you pour one of the most flammable solvents in the world in a swimming pool then light it on fire?

Kevin, otherwise known by his YouTube name The Backyard Scientist, set to find out!

 A screenshot from the video.
A screenshot from the video.


In the video below, Kevin demonstrates how to set a pool on fire by pouring in diethyl ether in the water. This solvent, also known as ethoxyethane, ethyl ether, sulfuric ether, or simply ether, is a colorless, highly volatile flammable liquid. It is commonly used as a solvent and was once used as a general anesthetic.

In the video below, Kevin also demonstrated how he put the fire in the pool out. He did so by splashing liquid nitrogen in, of course! Liquid nitrogen is nitrogen in a liquid state at an extremely low temperature. It is a cryogenic fluid that can cause rapid freezing on contact with living tissue. Amazingly enough, it did put out the fire and even had this cool, white air effect that made the room temperature cooler.

But Kevin didn’t stop there as he decided to put in dry ice in the mix. Dry ice is the solid form of carbon dioxide and is used primarily as a cooling agent.

Watch his crazy experiment in the video below and remember that don’t try this at home!


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This amazing liquid nitrogen experiment on the pool created mini tornadoes This amazing liquid nitrogen experiment on the pool created mini tornadoes Reviewed by BubbleFeed on June 25, 2016 Rating: 5