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Water Balloon Heat Capacity
# 4B50.25

Water balloon, air balloon and candle
Description:

Fill a balloon with air, and it is popped by the candle flame!!! Fill another balloon with water, and it doesn't pop in the flame.



Instructions: Be sure to touch the flame with the balloon for a moment. It is more dramatic and leaves a black burn mark on the balloon.

Parts: Balloon filled with air, balloon filled with water, couple of extra balloons, candle and lighter.

Purchased/Built: built

Setup Time: 10 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 14-20 Pop a balloon with a flame, then heat water in another balloon.
Sutton H-127 Show commercial insulating materials. Heat a penny red hot on your hand protected by 1/2" rock wool.

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