Recoil of a Cannon
one inch tube is sealed at one end and mounted on wheels to create a cannon.
Small pieces of dry ice are dropped into the open end of the tube and the tube
is sealed with a rubber stopper. When the stopper blows out the cannon recoils.
cannon at rest.
ice being loaded into the cannon.
cannon is on the far right of the picture, showing how far it recoils.
Dry ice is very cold. Wear protective
gloves snd safety goggle. Use tongs to handle it. Do not allow dry ice to touch
skin or eyes. Do not ingest. Ensure that your lab area(s) are well ventilated.
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Friday August 15, 2008 8:37 PM