Acetone Slowly Dissolves Rubik's Cube And It's Mesmerizing To Watch

HouseholdHackerPublished: April 18, 2017Updated: April 30, 20171,861,011 views
Published: April 18, 2017Updated: April 30, 2017

Here's a fun little experiment for those of you you like to melt things! A lot of people can find science boring, but this video puts the belief to shame! Even wondered what would happen if you put LEGO cubes into pure acetone? Acetone is an organic solvent that can be found in any household that includes women. It is most commonly found in nail polish remover, although it can be used for other purposes.

In this episode of Household Hacker, we are shown how Styrofoam, packing peanuts and LEGO bricks behave when submerged in pure acetone. You guessed it - they all turn into goo and dissolve completely in the chemical. Even a Rubik's cube is no match for the mighty acetone!

If you want to try this experiment at home, just make sure you do it outside or in a well ventilated area and steer clear of flames. Make sure that if you are young, you are supervised by a parent or guardian and that you have their permission! Happy experimenting!

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    • 4 rumbles
      sandmanbub · 1 year ago

      Don't use acetone to clean wax off of a carpet unless it's made entirely of natural fibers

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      Scottneth · 49 weeks ago

      If you use the right ratio of styrofoam and acetone you are left with a rock hard plastic that is even hard to cut with a hacksaw.

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      hjgw · 29 weeks ago

      Chemically, you are not melting the figure, you are dissolving it. There is a big difference.

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        Deiexmachina · 5 days ago

        Neither melting nor dissolving is a chemical process.

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      Jeramey · 27 weeks ago

      Does no one proofread before they post articles?

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      TheRaginPagan · 9 weeks ago

      I wonder how feasible (and Green) it would be to use acetone to minimize or even eliminate all of the Styrofoam garbage that we've accumulated?

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        T107 · 50 minutes ago

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      Vuthy012 · 1 week ago


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      Kasgeomagsmom · 5 days ago

      Acetone is used to make methamphetamine. Just so you know, this is what it's doing to your body. My mother was living in a basement apartment, she kept smelling acetone, and called the authorities. Turns out a man down the street had a meth lab, and his product was seeping out of the vents into the neighborhood. This is why meth labs are outside or out in the desert I guess. This guy must have been new to the game. He's probably rethinking that now in prison.