Combustion Products of Cellulose and Cellulose Nitrate

Now observe the combustion of cellulose and cellulose nitrate and study the products of these reactions. In order to answer the questions, you need to watch the video clips and be observant. Make lists of your observations. Feel free to watch the videos more than once.

View the video of the combustion of cellulose. Watch carefully. What happens? What do you think is produced?
Play the clip here.

View the video of the combustion of cellulose nitrate. How does this compare to the combustion of cellulose?
Play the clip here.

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