4B20.35 - Thermal Convection of a Gas - Paper Chimney
NOTE: This demo works ONLY if you schedule to have the air handlers for the lecture room turned off. Any air currents in the room will result in demo failure.
Take the 2 ply napkins and split them to a single ply. Roll the single ply into a tube with a 4 cm diameter. Two small pieces of tape can be used to hold the cylinder together. Set the cylinder up on the glass plate and light the top with the grill lighter. Allow the cylinder to burn downward and as the flame reaches the very bottom the whole cylinder of ash should rise into the air on the thermal convection current.
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