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Crush Coke Can in Water

PIRA 2B30.15

Image:

Photo of Demo

Description:

A soda can, with a small amount of water in it, is heated until the water boils. It is then quickly tuned upside down into a pan of cool water. The can is instantly crushed by atmospheric pressure outside the can. This is because the cooling steam has created a pressure inside the can much less than that outside.

Recipe and
Location:

Empty Can
Bunsen Burner
Tongs
Striker
Lasagna Pan w/Water

Video:

Streaming Video:

Can Crush

MPG Video:

None

Real Video:

None

Notes:

None at this time.

 

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