Fire without matches

How can you light a fire without matches? Using chemistry and catalysis. Even before the match was invented, the chemists Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner and the celebrated poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe had made fire with the help of catalysts. We show you how to replicate a Döbereiner lighter and explain how it works.

House of Catalysis, right-hand side of the foyer

5 pm to 1 am

Suitable for children of all ages and school groups

Kind of event:
Demonstration, experiment

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