Blasting the middle from a coin – Periodic Table of Videos04:33

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A phosphorus explosion blows the centre from a £1 coin.
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NOTE from The Prof: The equation in the video is just one possible reaction. Under conditions as extreme as this, several different oxides or phosphorus could be formed (most likely a mixture of them). This is also a very dangerous and sensitive reaction. We have deliberately not shown too much detail and encourage people NOT to try it themselves.

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