Students research and discover that a single compound can have many different uses depending on what else it is combined with. One of the uses of potassium nitrate, which will be demonstrated by the instructor in class, is burning a pattern onto a piece of paper, without the use of a flame.

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Cost: cost
Field: Chemistry
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Level: 7-9
Mess Factor: mess
CAUTION: This activity requires the use of a fumehood and personal safety equipment.