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Offline ultrakrull

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Toilet exploson. Why did the gascan not explode?
« on: 04/08/2009 18:57:50 »
Hello guys! Me and my friends did this experiment. We stuck a small perfumecan next to a rocket in hope of it exploding along with it. But it never did! Why not? - here is a video of the experiment:D

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Toilet exploson. Why did the gascan not explode?
« Reply #1 on: 05/08/2009 02:20:25 »
Maybe the canister with the perfume is built too strong for this? Was it damaged at all?
 

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Toilet exploson. Why did the gascan not explode?
« Reply #2 on: 05/08/2009 05:02:50 »
Maybe there was a safety mechanism to make sure it didn't blow up? Like some of those fire extinguishers.
 

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Toilet exploson. Why did the gascan not explode?
« Reply #3 on: 05/08/2009 12:26:58 »
Perfume isn't particularly explosive.  It may contain some alcohol, but only in relatively small amounts.  If the container was pressurised (and the pressurisation would have been by an inert gas, not an inflammable one) then it would have most probably been too strong to have been burst by the firework, which wouldn't have burnt for long enough to build sufficient pressure to burst the container.

Was there any water in the loo?  If so, this would have kept the container cool.
 

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