Unburnable Money! Put Money in a Flame and it Will Not Burn!
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Unburnable Money! Put Money in a Flame and it Will Not Burn!


In this science experiment, you'll learn how to put a $5 bill into a flame and it will not burn!






Summary of this Experiment:  In order for something to burn, it needs heat, oxygen, and fuel.  In the case of burning paper or money, the fuel is the money, the oxygen is present in the air, and the heat source can be anything such as a spark or flame.

In this experiment, we wrap the money up in a copper pipe before putting it in the flame.  The candle does heat up the paper, but the heat is quickly transferred to the pipe and sent away from the paper.  

Because of this, the paper can't increase its temperature to the kindling temperature in order to catch on fire.  As the heat from the candle enters the paper, the copper pipe quickly takes the heat away from the paper.







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