Prepare yourself a bundle of twigs and hay and in the middle, add a pile of 50/50 mixed sugar and potassium chlorate. Slowly add drops of sulphuric acid until it bursts into flames. Safe at last!
Remember kids, always carry concentrated sulphuric acid, sugar and potassium chlorate with you at all times.
Here's how it works:
Sulphuric acid reacts with the potassium chlorate to form potassium sulphate, hydrochloric acid and a lot of heat...
- 2KClO3 + H2SO4 → HClO3 + K2SO4
The heat decomposes the potassium chlorate into oxygen...
- 2KClO3 => 2KCl + 3O2