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Gummy bear oxidising

Posted by ChevScience on March 4, 2012

Photosynthesis is a process whereby energy from the sun is converted to chemical energy stored in the sugar glucose.

Cellular respiration is a process that occurs in all living cells whereby glucose is broken down to provide the cell with the energy it needs to survive.

If you’d like to get an idea of just how much energy glucose molecules can store, check this out.

This occurs because molten potassium chlorate is a strong oxidizing agent that reacts violently with sugar.


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