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Food as a fuel

Duration: 02:10

Science presenter Jon Chase describes how food provides us with the glucose that is needed for respiration. He demonstrates the reaction between the sugars in a jelly baby and molten potassium chlorate (V), which releases energy in a spectacular exothermic reaction.

Available since: Mon 26 Nov 2012

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Bitesize Science

Scientist and rapper Jon Chase reveals his favourite science demos, with a touch of magic.

First broadcast: 11 May 2012

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