Also, I have now started a Summer of Thermite playlist on YouTube, so be sure to subscribe to my blog by email or to my channel via YouTube to keep up with these firey experiments. I plan on doing many more reactions similar to this one.
e producttion. But since I like chemistry, I did some simple stoichiometry to reveal that starting with 322 grams iron (III) oxide, the theoretical yield would be 225 grams iron metal, so I got a 7% yield. I believe most of my iron flew up during the reaction and rained down to earth as tiny iron droplets. Honestly, though, the yield is of little concern to me considering how exciting the reaction was. :)