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Edit: Thanks to ~Piraiyah for this one. I made the background a bit darker so you can no longer see the guy behind the flames. Bottles are still there, though. I wanted to emphasize that this is a chem thing

I always wanted to take a photo of this ever since we first did a lab with it in my Freshman year Chem I preAP class.

Fortunately for me, the WHS Chem Club today held a little science show at Valley View Elementary School. I promptly jacked Jevan (*Fysosrohar)'s camera (thank you!) and got my ass over there.

Ions are molecules with an extra or missing electron - normal molecules have no charge, but an ion does. When these ions are energized bye some means (in this case, set on fire), the electrons begin to jump up and down various energy levels (shells), emitting visible light. In this case, the emissions give the flames colours.

That's how I remember it, anyways. Feel free to correct me, you Chem II AP people.

I got plenty more shots of other things, including a fire-breathing barrel, but you'll have to wait for those. Physics test calls.
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lil-ducky Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
So its just some salts on filter paper in petri dishes? With the paper on fire?.
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docszoo223 Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
I love this lab! :) Its so fun!
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PsYkoO-BizZy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Wow I really like this concept. Maybe it's my inner pyro talking, but damn man! I give this a definite thumbs up.
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CoolKSJ Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
I agree with your decision to include the bottles. They help prove to my mind that this isnít a manip.
Good capture.
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silmeraana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Beautiful picture, Yun! I like how it shows that even Chemistry can be cool. ^^;
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DonXavier Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005   Digital Artist
And thus, Yun discovers the basic principle behind creating fireworks.
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AncienSillian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005   Photographer
Did you happen to get a picture of the balloon exploding? I don't remember if you did and I was standing right next to you while you were taking the pics...
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'll get around to that eventually.
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Lizzys Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
thats awesome! I love all the colors and such, looks quite good in my opinion :nod:
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Tikiman1000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
Thats fucking awesome. the only thing is you could maby sharpen the flames a little bit, then again, I'm no expert, so do as you wish.
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Already sharpened the flames. Can't do much more.
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megumi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005   Traditional Artist
That came out very nicely. I can't wait to see more ^_^
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famish99 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool shot, ions are charged, but anything that can be excited will emit light, like a light bulb or neon... But, it's not emitting light when the electrons are just purely jumping around, but the electrons are excited (by the fire in this case) to higher energy levels and only release light when they fall back to normal energy levels. Man that's what 2 crazy years of class with night school and one semester of aiding a chem teacher will do to you... I haven't been in the class for a year and I still remember this shit.
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Arashi-Koi Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
if i recall correctly i had 4 chemistry exams in my life and i failed them all :P
but this is cool !!! :D
well shot too :nod: lookin' good
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fast-k Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
Wow, that's a great shot. None of my fire shots ever turn out to look interesting. When I first saw this I thought it was coins that were on fire, it kinda reminded me of a geology lab I did freshman year.
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stefee-818 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005   Photographer
wow, great shot! I really like the color...especially the red. Great work! :)

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Zurgnoff Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
Yar, this be trippy. Any chance you remember which metals are burning which color?
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope.

The flames and explosions were one of the few things I actually enjoyed about chem.
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Zurgnoff Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
Did your class ever do the "Tower of Doom"?
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Err...what's that?
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Zurgnoff Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005
1. Stack methane bubbles into 3 foot high tower
2. Light methane bubble tower of doom
3. Admire burn mark on cieling.
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silmeraana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2005
Mmmm fun times. I loved that demo. Hmm...a demo by Demo. Interesting. ^^
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! No, we didn't!

Damn, another thing I need to do!
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Piraiyah Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I know NOTHING about chemistry, but these flames caught my eye. =) Would make a decent wallpaper, tho maybe it would be nicer if the background was all dark/black? Just a suggestion. ^_^ There's prolly lotsa cool things you can do with those flames, artistically~
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! I just fixed it so the background's more dark and you can't see the guy sitting behind the flames.
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Piraiyah Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
What about the bottles?!?!?! Or are they an important part in the chem-talk? =]
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darkrune Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I want the bottles to be seen. Put a little emphasis on the science aspect of it.
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