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question about apple decay

Post by eydryan » Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:50 pm

i was wondering how i could (what substances or which way) make an apple decay faster (preferably in a liquid of some sort - which one can find in his home)... or if not decay faster at least the proper conditions for it to decay...

probably not ethilic alcohol right? :)

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Post by ERS » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:27 pm

try ethanol. Ethanol is released as fruit ripens and rots, the more fruit the higher the concentration of ethanol in the area---hence, the phrase one bad apple spoils the barrel... Anyhow, put a couple apples and a few bananas in a plastic bag and seal it. Then let it sit for a few days and observe.
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Post by canalon » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:57 pm

Not ethanol, ethylene!

But you can place fruits that exhaust a lot of it in a closed box or plastic bag with your apple (apples themselves are good, banana too).
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Post by eydryan » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:30 pm

and what do i find ethylene in that;s purchasable my a mere mortal like myself? :D

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Post by MrMistery » Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:32 pm

you do not need to buy it. The bananas and the apples will produce it for you. ethylene(CH2=CH2) is a gas.
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Post by ERS » Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:58 pm

Thanks Patrick for the correction, I shouldn't respond to posts when tired!

How did the experiment go eydyran??

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Post by eydryan » Sun Aug 20, 2006 6:36 pm

ah thank you for your replies

unfortunatelly i wasn't yet able to make the experiment yet because i went to the countryside at my grandfather's 82nd bday and was kinda busy.

i knew ch2-ch2 was ethane or something like that (etan in my language) and was a hydrocarb.

anyweays thanks again for dee replies and i'll submit some photos of the thing once done

here's what i did before (i'll post tomorrow some now photos):
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/379 ... ort%3Atime

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Post by mmiaosmiling » Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:50 pm

no CH3-CH3 is ethane. u have to fill up the carbon atom with 4 bonds.

did u mature an apple and lay it to rot?
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