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Why Science Is Cool (27 gifs)

Posted in Gifs   21 Feb 2013   / 30291 views

Some of the most extraordinary chemical reactions.


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Ammonium dichromate looks pretty cool when you burn it:

Aluminum meets bromine:

Caesium and fluorine are a reactive combo:

Water and liquid nitrogen make pretty good cover for escape:

Take one part hydrogen peroxide, one part potassium iodide, and a little soap, and you've got yourself a tiny mushroom cloud:

(You can also do it in a jack-o-lantern:)

Make sure to avoid using gallium spoons in hot water:

If you ever mix cesium and water, make sure to take a step back first:

Glycine-nitrate reaction with precursors of barium nitrate, zirconyl nitrate and yttrium nitrate to form BaZr0.8Y0.2O3 (whatever that means):

Strontium, sulfur, And heat make for an unexpected light show:

Diethylzinc has a pesky habit of spontaneously combusting on contact with air:

Strong cup of coffee? Nope, just sulphuric acid causing explosive polymerization of p nitro aniline:

Gasoline + Fire = Awesome:

If you ever need some improvised rocket fuel, just drop a catalyst into some potassium chlorate and sugar:

Sodium Polyacrylate aka Instant Snow:

Lithium and fire get along pretty nicely:

The reason you should avoid getting and snake venom in your blood:

Copper and nitric acid:

Gallium melts aluminum, which is pretty cool:

Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Disulfide (aka The Barking Dog Experiment):

Ever wonder what happens when you drop a gummi bear into potassium chlorate? This:

Calcium gluconate and a little open flame:

Nitrogen triiodide is touchy enough to be detonated by a feather:

Here's what happens to Coke cans in hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide:

This one's pretty simple. Just some alcohol in a glass carboy:

Not technically chemical reactions, but these are pretty cool too:

This is what happens when you heat up a CD and blow on it in cold weather:

Laminar flow is a pretty neat party trick:

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Comments (4):

Astaroth 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#19 It's not Galium but Mercury.
gigantes 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#17, that's only the reaction of ONE of the four main types of snake venom. the other three won't do anything like that.
Peanut 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
too bad we didnt have that kind of experiments on chemistry classes lol