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Making Nitrous Oxide
Nitrous Oxide gas is easily made by heating Ammonium Nitrate and capturing the bubbles produced in a pneumatic trough as shown here.
A pneumatic trough
provides a simple method of collecting gases in bottles and glass
2. Set the Erlenmeyer flask on a wire gauze with ceramic center and place it on a support ring as shown.
3. Heat from below very gently. Bubbles of Nitrous Oxide gas will soon be seen bubbling into the bottle.
4. When the bottle has filled, or when the gas bubbles stop, remove the heat.
An experiment with
Nitrous Oxide can be performed by inserting a glowing splinter of wood
or wad or steel wool that has been set aglow by the flame of your burner
into the bottle.