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borax and alcohol

Question asked by ethan harte on Oct 2, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2018 by Steven Cooke

so I've been reading up and people are saying that to make green fire with borax or boric acid, then you need to mix it with menthol and then light it. will this experiment still work if I use rubbing alcohol instead?

 

(menthol:C10H20O isopropyl/rubbing alcohol:C3H8O borax:Na2B4O7 · 10H2O)(so the only difference between rubbing and menthol is they amount of atoms(c has 7 more atoms, and h has 12. should that really affect the experiment though?))

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