Total accident and we're still not quite sure... We've been experimenting with smoke bombs trying to make colored smoke. The initial thing we did was the potassium chlorate and gummy bear demo, and since all of our colored smoke attempts failed(8 of them), we went back and put dye in the potassium chlorate to do the guy bear demo.Wow, lucky nobody got hurt. That also sounds insanely awesome. How did you do it?I, for one, blew up a test tube in chemistry, embedding pieces of it on the lexan door of the fume hood, deafining 3 of us in class, and vaporizing the rest of the test tube(like, we can't even find small pieces of glass anywhere, it's gone). The teachers from the other two rooms came in and asked if everyone was alright
We had dye and chlorate in a test tube, in the hood, on a burner. It was fine, but I went to turn the hood on, and were thinking the dye was picked up by the draft, caught the fire, lit like those sawdust cannons, the heat from that decomposed the KClO3 into O2 gas, which caused the fire to cascade and a really really powerful explosion resulted.