Watch What Happens When Molten Salt Is Dropped Into Tank of Water

Don’t try this experiment at home.

A video posted online this week captured the explosive reaction that took place when molten salt — salt in a liquid state, heated approximately 1400 degrees — was dropped into an aquarium full of water.

“First two times nothing happened, just a little splattering,” the Backyard Scientist wrote in the YouTube video’s description. “On the third try… BAM!”

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