Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 16:20:02 -0500 (EST)

Author: John Mocko

Subject: RE: Touch paper

Post:



Oh.....I should add....magician's flash paper is not pressure sensitive
like what's described below. I agree with Dr. Stein about the danger he
describes.

John Mocko





On Mon, 4 Nov 2002, Fred Stein wrote:

> If this is nitrogen tri-iodide, it is very dangerous.
> Fred
>
> Dr. Fredrick M. Stein
> Director of Education and Outreach
> American Physical Society
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> >>> jdmura@cavern.nmsu.edu 11/04/02 03:27PM >>>
>
> I would be interested in the formula for touch paper as you describe it.
> An old Chem.. Prof. here used to make what he called tickle paper which
> exploded with the slightest abrasion (very dangerous I thought at the
> time.).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Cook [mailto:tim.cook@asu.edu]
> Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 1:07 PM
> To: 'tap-l@appstate.edu'
> Subject: Touch paper
>
>
>
> Hello everyone:
> I just found an old stash of Cenco Touch Paper, No. 77595. A quick check of
> a catalog says it is a good source of smoke that doesn't require burning.
> Ideal for our Gas Convection Apparatus(77590) and similar experiments. How
> is this used and how dangerous is it to store? Thanks for any advice.
> Tim Cook
> Physics & Astronomy Instructional Resource Team
> Arizona State University, Department of Physics & Astronomy
> PO Box 871504, Bldg PS Rm F470, Tempe, Arizona 85287-1504
> 480-965-4020; fax 480-965-7954; tim.cook@asu.edu
>

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John Mocko
Senior Teaching Laboratory Specialist (Lecture Demonstrations)
Department of Physics
University of Florida
Gainesville, Fl.

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