Experiment 4.10: Carbide Lamp
Water is dripped cautiously onto some grayish brown lumps of calcium carbide.
The produced gaseous ethyne burns with a bright and sooty flame. Additionally, an unpleasant garlic-like odor can be noticed.
Calcium carbide reacts with water thereby liberating ethyne (acetylene) according to
This means that also substances with positive μ can be produced.
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