From: "Wilhelm, Monique" <mwilhelm**At_Symbol_Here**UMFLINT.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] "safe" barking dog demo
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2016 00:59:55 +0000
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Hi Pat,


I would say that, YES, this one is just as bad with what can go wrong.  I refer to it not as a Barking Dog demo, but as the Whoosh Bottle demo.  I do not nor ever would I do it as described in either one of the links you have given.  See an example of one of many things that can go wrong here and you will understand:   I would NEVER do this at a grade school as I would not be able to meet all of my safety precautions in such a setting. 



Monique Wilhelm

Laboratory Manager/Adjunct Lecturer/Chem Club Co-Advisor

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of Michigan-Flint

Flint, MI 48502





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Patrick A Ceas
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 3:11 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] "safe" barking dog demo


Just a quick yes or no, please.  Would you lump the "Safe Barking Dog Demo" in the same category as the Rainbow Demo & Tornado Demo (i.e., it is an open flame demo, where additional flammable fuel -- let's say 95% ethanol -- could be added to an already confined ignited situation, therefore it is not prudent to perform, especially at a local grade school).  We are having a discussion about it.


Here are two links that show/explain it:







Patrick A. Ceas, Ph.D.

Chemical Hygiene Officer
312 Regents Hall of Natural Sciences
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN 55057
507-786-3560 (o)
507-321-0379 (c)

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