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    I have some Mg ribbon and am wondering if there is anything fun :rolleyes: , I can do with it? ANy suggestions would be welcome.
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    Heat it with a bunsen and blind people with the light :p:
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    stick it in a cigar. go onnnnnn


    Note: this is highly dangerous and not reccomended in the interests of public safety. But I guess you knew that already or you wouldn't be asking for "fun" ideas
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    is that the best you got
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    (Original post by thinktank)
    I have some Mg ribbon and am wondering if there is anything fun :rolleyes: , I can do with it? ANy suggestions would be welcome.
    well you can't really do much with it without other chemicals.
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    what other chemicals and where do you get them and then how do you do it
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    Chuck it in some 4M hydrochloric acid

    But keep it away from your face... cos sweet JC that burned!!! :eek:
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    There's not much apart from heating it in a bunsen burner, although if you can get your hands on some Mg powder, then throwing it in a bunsen burner can make an extremly pretty sparkler
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    Get some rust and some powdered aluminium and have your own thermite party. Mg ribbons are good fuses for lots of cool explosions.
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    sell it on ebay and make some money, which you can spend having fun
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    i can see you getting no more than 50p for magnesium ribbon!!! A lot more fun in burning it!
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    clearly you have all been sniffing the acid
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    I have some Mg ribbon and am wondering if there is anything fun :rolleyes: , I can do with it? ANy suggestions would be welcome.

    take it back to its owner... hang head down ..... put on ashamed face ... shuffle feet embarassedly ... say sorry

    (don't do it again)
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    You could cut it up and make a Grignard reagent :P
 
 
 
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