Is It Possible to Melt Wood in a Vacuum Chamber? The Wood Distillation Experiment

Published on May 16, 2018
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In this video I check if it is possible to melt wood! I have had this question asked to me several times, so I attempt to melt wood in the vacuum chamber.
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  • Gee I miss these videos where he jumped right into the action and explained it along the way. Now it seems his new videos are mostly drawings and about 2 minutes of the main event.

  • Roses are red Wood is brown Don't be races No actuly don't be races judge them by their hair lines馃槑馃槫

  • Your videos topics are very excited and good but video body is very cheeper

  • My girlfriend's soooo hot she can melt wood

  • 6:28 FREE THINGS,

  • Great video But you blink to much

  • 3,2,1 bum

  • Wait... That's illegal

  • If you tried to melt wood and it didn't work so why making a video of it?

  • *When you know that wood won't melt but you still watch it..*


  • wood not melt

  • Short answer: no. He just wanted a reason to make a video.

  • Wood cannot be melted but it can be liquified.

  • DUUH....

  • cool

  • I have been watching you for a fre months but didnt realize i didnt subscribe -_-

  • 0:25 he said wood has ligma

  • It won't melt!

  • Do u get a lot of police at ur house if people see you with those containers outside

  • I don't think it will

  • U heard of linkden linkden see nuts

  • You should do an episode on how climate change is fake

  • Did this dude actually ask if you c could melt wood馃馃槀馃槀

  • The last thing this guy wants to play with is soft wood

  • Well the Thumb Nail shows wood Melted so you already Melted

  • Well... It wooden melt...

  • wood can "burn" without oxigen on high temperature. you should try to increase the pressure aroun it

  • Would cannot melt in a Vacuum, as its triple point must be above 0 bar. But it probably could melt in a nitrogen atmosphere I think. Edit 1: That "smoke" was actually wood gas, I think, which would be the consequence to what I said above.

  • How to try and play god **Gone wrong** **VERY EMOTIONAL**

  • Can you do it the other way ? Pers茅 if you could lit iron on fire ?

  • Can you make flaming slime

  • Such bad photoshop

  • i don't think it will melt

  • No you cannot Video Is now Not nesseary

  • No

  • No

  • L I G M A M O L E C U L E S

  • So in a nutshell he killed a tree that was already dead

  • Wood has oxigen within his tissues, in all their mollecules and macrocomponents in a higher o lesser rate, you cant actually remove the oxigen only by generating a void, you simply can't remove that oxigen, at least now, and in the case you could, you would alterate the wood structure and shoudnt speak of wood anymore. Edit: I just finished the video, now I can see you explained it already!

  • holy shit, 1:05 THE worst jumpscare...

  • Those poor haters. They thought wood melts. You need a check up.

  • troll

  • The wavelength of your laser must be such that it does not melt your vacuum chamber acrylic. I know my CO2 laser melts and cuts acrylic. Have you tried putting your laser inside the vacuum and somehow remotely turning it on? I would be curious if the vacuum would have any effect on its ability to burn wood (or whatever else). Would it burn any hotter...might be hard to measure the differences if any.

  • I melted wood once... When im asleep..

  • Play 2:37 in .25 slowmo, thank me later

  • thumbs down for using fake thumbnails.

  • You ain't gonna be able to melt wood. Burn it maybe, but not melt

  • Your thumbnail is so fake just stop

  • wow. cant believe it woodnt melt


  • ok

  • Hi, thank you for the video. This is so interesting. May I ask, if wood breaks down and form the flammable gas that cause the fire to burn, why when we are about to start a charcoal fire, there are flame almost surrounding the charcoal as well? Isn't charcoal produced from wood that are put under high heat so thoroughly that all those gasses are eventually evaporated off? Is it because of the carbon react with oxygen in the air?

  • This channel over extended the videos unnecessarily

  • You should keep that beard. It makes you look less like a nerd (though you still sound like one). But it does make you look more like a sex offender... Not sure whats better.

  • Omg go to 8:36 and something awesome happens

  • Like here who predicted the thumbnail was edited

  • The photo in thumbnail is smudged so it look melting

  • Greetings to you. Am a Kenyan, am requesting if, candle wax melts under reduced pressure or a vacuum at room temperature?

  • as soon as i saw who made the video i knew it was going nowhere interesting

  • I tried settings toilet paper on fire for fun but I failed I melted the toilet paper

  • anaerobic decomposition should go, in general: polysaccharide ( cellulose )-> carbon + water (or some tars because of incomplete reaction)

  • Hi i have the same laser at that but mine doesnt burn amd its a red lazer but the frame is exactly the same'it even came with a lens that makes the sigle lazer light into a bunch of smaller ones' the guy who sold it to me said its a burning lazer' is there some mod you have to do or did i just get ripped off? Please let me know thanks. Great video love watchin stuff like this.

  • You cant melt wood beams with laser fuel

  • How to concentrate dark matter?

  • That thumbnail wtf

  • U mean burning a wood , i saw melting wood thumbnail

  • 7:59

  • Is he have kids 3:26

  • Just got an anti vac ad

  • I鈥檒l save you 7 minutes. You can鈥檛 melt wood.

  • trash

  • The thumbnail is *P H O T O S H O P*

  • How come all u US-tv scientists sound like faggiots


  • What鈥檚 wrong with your mouth while you are talking mate (just a question) :)

  • The thumbnail for this video was so photoshopped

  • paglachoda kothakar

  • Wait wood has ligma

  • 1:00 no Fkn Way it Will melt

  • Please do an experiment on melting of a graphite as I have heard graphite turns into diamond if we heat it properly at an appropriate temperature.

  • Can you talk about paper chromaticrophy how does it work

  • You should put a plate in it.

  • You are really bad at clickbaiting your thumbnail

  • Yes

  • You sir are amazing and so humble much respect

  • No

  • you guys realize that tar is what makes cigarretes so dangerous

  • Yes

  • What if it is heated under INTENSE pressure rather then a vacuum on certain occasions things that would become gases instead become liquid under intense pressure like diamond for example would burn if heated high enough before it would melt but in cases of extreme pressure (not naturally found on earth) it would melt instead

  • That's so useless

  • I'm pretty sure that the oxygen in the sugars will stop it from being able to melt

  • It won鈥檛 melt

  • See? Told ya

  • I think it'll burn like catch fire

  • No

  • the shape 2:12

  • I just click the video to place comment it's a probably "NO".

  • It will not melt

  • It wont