Advent Calendar 20. Game


The West Team
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Howdy Cowboys and Cowgirls,

Our 20th game has arrived! We are here again with another game!
This week it's christmas!

What Christmas product incorporates a silver strip that features a compound known as silver fulminate?

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Your The West Team


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Christmas crackers are a popular tradition at the Christmas dinner table. In 1847 a baker Tom Smith invented the crackers. He had discovered these on his trip to Paris. Thereafter he innovated and created the Christmas crackers.

The crackers contain a small amount of a chemical compound known as silver fulminate AgCNO. This is created by reacting concentrated nitric acid with silver and ethanol. This compound is "very sensitive" and can even "self-detonate" under its weight in large enough quantities.


Christmas crackers incorporate a silver strip that features a small amount of silver fulminate (AgCNO). Christmas Crackers are small cardboard tubes covered in a brightly colored twist of chemically impregnated paper. Used as decorative party favors, when pulled apart, the friction creates a small explosive 'pop'.