Electrolysis and Flaming Water Experiments

We're going to use water to make a fire. Wait, what? Traveling Science Show Presenter Kaitlin shows us one of her favorite experiments. Don't try this at home.

You will find out that water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms, and that we can split the atoms in a water molecule apart using electricity. This process of using electricity to drive a chemical reaction, like splitting water molecules apart, is known as "electrolysis."

Related Topics: electrolysis, chemistry, water