Thermite Reaction 2001

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The cast iron skillet had a lifetime warranty, but in this case its lifespan was rather short.
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The thermite mixture is in a nickel crucible.

Lighting the mixture.
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The first signs of smoke.
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The iron and nickel atoms turn orange as they try to withstand the unbelievable heat produced by this reaction.
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The reaction is capable of producing temperatures of close to 3000 *C in its surroundings.
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You can see a blob of iron atoms that have frozen back.
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The crucible is now melted to the skillet.
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The underside of the skillet where it had melted right through.


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