Science Experiments

Silver from soot

Sun, 1st Feb 2009

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What you Need

Candle flame

A candle


Something opaque but not flammable like a mug or a spoon.

What to do

Light your candle

Hold the mug in the yellow part of the flame and build up a good layer of soot.

Be careful the mug could be hot!

Put the sooty part of the mug into a deep basin of water. Does it look the same?

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