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Watch What Happens When You Pour Molten Copper Over A Tennis Ball

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Jonathan O'Callaghan

Senior Staff Writer

clockMar 9 2016, 20:07 UTC
298 Watch What Happens When You Pour Molten Copper Over A Tennis Ball
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Ever wondered what happens when you pour molten copper on a tennis ball? Well, wonder no more, thanks to this video from Tito4re on YouTube.

The video is, well, rather self-explanatory. Molten scrap copper is poured onto a tennis ball, and it quickly bursts into flames as the searing heat passes over it. After a while, the intense flames reduce the tennis ball to a pile of ash, leaving a burning mess. When water is poured over the burning wreckage, it leaves behind an impure chunk of solidified copper.

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Of course, we’d highly advise against trying this at home. But hey, we’re not going to stop other people trying it out. Check out the video below.

 

 


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