Hello. I have recently decided to create the silicon dioxide thermite reaction for a monitored school project. It is my understanding that the heat produced by this reaction per mole is less than the activation energy for the reaction per mole, and so I must mix in sulfur in order to encourage the process. I would like to have a globule of silicon as a souvenir for the reaction, but since the side reaction that creates the needed propagation energy produces Aluminum Sulfide, my silicon metal will likely release foul and toxic Hydrogen Sulfide whenever it is damp. I read in an unreliable internet source that the silicon product can be soaked in bleach in order to eliminate the foul aluminum sulfide. My question is four-fold: Will this work? If so, what reaction takes place between the hypochlorite and Aluminum sulfide? Can this reaction be lit with Magnesium like a standard thermite process? Are there any additional risks associated with thsi thermite reaction that are not present in standard thermite reactions? Thank you in advance for any help or advice. Please do not lock this thread. This reaction is considerably safer than any other thermite process that I am aware of. Also, I am asking specifically how to handle the products, not how to make the reaction occur. I am in no way holding PF liable for any accidents that occur because of this reaction.