Catalytic Converter Stolen? Here’s Why. 0 (0)

From Reactions. PBS Digital Studios Earth Day Playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnNZYWyBGJ1F8ofFm4H9UTrHxqU8zngK4 Catalytic converter theft is on the rise, and that’s partly because of their chemistry. You might also like: How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange?: https://youtu.be/foeLC08-nrk Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9agoVDFJs8A The Chemical Origins of Life: https://youtu.be/f44OWlsLeT0 Testing…

Einsteinium (new) – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. A new video about the element Einsteinium. Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ More reading: The New Elements Einsteinium and Fermium, Atomic Numbers 99 and 100: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/70q401ct Symposium commemorating the 25th anniversary of elements 99 and 100: https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6248544 Structural and spectroscopic characterization of an…

Dogs vs Machines: Who’s a Better Bomb Detector? 0 (0)

From Reactions. #bombsniffer #k9 #bombdetector #chemicaldetector What’s better at finding a hidden bomb–a dog, or an electronic chemical detector? Let’s find out. You might also like: How Can Fertilizer Explode?: https://youtu.be/-SeT3N3A19c What Makes Smartphones Explode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pY-kzHn9kvo What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7mZBaleCFE What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvpS2lUHZD8 Credits:…

Making Hydrogen (and a big mess) – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Senior technician Neil Barnes re-enacts a favourite experiment from his childhood, reacting aluminium and sodium hydroxide to produce hydrogen. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Neil Barnes and Sir Martyn Poliakoff. Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on…

COVID, One Year Later: What Do We Know Now? 0 (0)

From Reactions. We’re catching up with experts we talked to at the start of the pandemic and asking: what do we know now that we didn’t back then? CDC guidance on masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html You might also like: Why Are Antibody Tests Failing? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqudyDnnvJo Coronavirus Drugs: Where Are We and What’s Next? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIpeZDR9i3E How Much Do…

The Prof watches Breaking Bad (at last) 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Sir Martyn Polikaoff discussing the pilot episode of Breaking Bad. The acclaimed TV show was produced by High Bridge Entertainment, Gran Via Productions, and Sony Pictures Television – http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/breakingbad Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on…

Decoding Breast Milk To Make Better Formula 0 (0)

From Reactions. Why don’t we have baby formula that’s just as good as breast milk? Sam chats with chemist Dr. Steven Townsend, who’s trying to figure out which sugar molecules in breast milk make it so unique and difficult to recreate in the lab. #breastmilk #babyformula #formula #milk You might also like: You Might Not…

Will It Kombucha? 0 (0)

From Reactions. What is kombucha? And are there limits to what we can turn into kombucha? #kombucha #fermentation #ferment You might also like: How is Kimchi Made? https://youtu.be/DG4afs7C1XI What is Natto? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9a7LKle9AQ What Are Century Eggs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL8kMj-GlLs How Is Whiskey Made? https://youtu.be/cR7Bt9Ei_zI Credits: Executive Producers: George Zaidan Hilary Hudson Producers: Andrew Sobey Elaine Seward Writer/Host:…

Lutetium (new) – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. New video on the element Lutetium… Check out http://KiwiCo.com/PeriodicVideos for 50% off your first month of any subscription. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Some featured papers… Urbain’s discovery paper: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k3099v/f759.table Die Zerlegung des Ytterbiums in seine Elemente: https://api.semanticscholar.org/CorpusID:197766399 Crystal Growth and Properties of…

Why Do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Fritos? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Do your dog’s paws smell like Fritos? This week we explore why. #fritopaws #cornchippaws #cheetopaws #dogpaws You might also like: Why Do Wet Dogs Stink? + Other Canine Chemistry https://youtu.be/X9AozZLZnCU World’s Deadliest (& Cutest) Animals https://youtu.be/fb0FLuYMh84 What’s In Dog Food? https://youtu.be/_UJWctZyguY How to Get Rid of Skunk Smell https://youtu.be/7i_NGMV63HQ Credits: Executive Producers: George…

Dissolving Coins in Nitric Acid – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. We put Nitric Acid through its paces, including dissolving coins. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Neil Barnes. See some previous acid videos: https://bit.ly/AcidVideos Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos…

Why Does Fertilizer (Sometimes) Explode? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Ammonium nitrate has been involved in dozens of disasters and terrorist attacks but, under normal circumstances, it’s totally harmless. What turns it deadly? #beirut #explosive #ammoniumnitrate Find us on all these places: Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ Tumblr! http://acsreactions.tumblr.com/ You might also like: The Chemistry of Fireworks https://youtu.be/nPHegSulI_M How Pee…

I still can’t believe that Epsom Salt is mostly water 0 (0)

From NileRed. Start your 30-day Audible trial and get your free audiobook by going to https://www.audible.com/nilered or by texting NILERED to 500500. ——————————————- Giveaway: https://gleam.io/hAG82/bath-salt-water-giveaway By weight, Epsom Salt is actually 53% water and this is something that has always blown my mind. It just felt way too much to be possible and I’ve finally…

This Tea Changes Colors. Why? 0 (0)

From Reactions. This beautiful, color-changing tea is all over TikTok and Instagram. This week Sam and George add different things (some not drinkable!) to the tea to play with its spectacular colors. #butterflytea #blueflowertea #bluetea Important note: One way to figure out whether all of the chalcone molecules were destroyed by bleach would be to…

Phosphine and Life on Venus – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Following reports of Phosphine in the Venusian atmosphere, and associated speculation about life… More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Phosphine in the clouds of Venus: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-020-1174-4 See our white phosphorus video: https://youtu.be/U6_-EUcswSc Apologies for the P2H4 typo, which should read PH2H4 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/…

How Did Climate Change Help Turn the Sky Orange? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Why was the West Coast sky bright orange? This week we break down the Mars-like haze and how climate change is involved. #orangesky #climatechange #wildfires Take the PBS Digital Studios annual survey: http://to.pbs.org/2020survey Our friends at C&EN have a new article out about how smoke particulate size affects health: https://cen.acs.org/biological-chemistry/toxicology/Smokes-particle-size-key-health/98/i39 Chemical & Engineering…

Activation Energy (and exploding bags of Chlorine) – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. The Professor discusses activation energy – and we flash some light onto bags of Chlorine and Hydrogen. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ More element videos: http://bit.ly/118elements Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School…

How Can A Margarita Do This? 0 (0)

From Reactions. Sam’s friend got a crazy swelling, peeling burn on her hands from making a margarita and then heading to the beach. Why? #margaritaburn #margarita #phytophotodermatitis Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might also like: What is Ringworm and How Do You Get Rid of It? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM3HlbVIw6A The World’s Most Unavoidable…

The Anti-Frizz Comb (and other curiosities) 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Professor Martyn Poliakoff shows us a few strange family objects from his Nottingham home. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Check out Objectivity: http://bit.ly/Objectivity  Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School of Chemistry at…

Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives 0 (0)

From Reactions. Cellulose is everywhere. In fact, it is the most abundant organic molecule on the Earth! It’s in (but not limited to) our food, clothing, and plastics, and the cellulose compound nitrocellulose is used in explosives but also in things like x-rays, early silent films and nail polish. In this episode of #Untold, a…

What Could An Explosion On the Sun Do Here On Earth? 0 (0)

From Reactions. The sun is essential plant food that’s heating our planet, but we don’t often think about the wild things happening on and below its surface. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we talk about those wild things, and how they can affect us all the…

What Meteors Reveal About Earth’s Hidden Past 0 (0)

From Reactions. Our planet has been rocked by many-a-meteorite, and they’ve left not just themselves as space debris but also craters and even molecules needed for life. Now we’ve started to travel to them, and they might be a key part of our forays into deep space. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning…

The Curious Case of the Xenon Balloon – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Professor Poliakoff gets more (or less) than he bargained for with some Noble Gas balloons. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Helium video: https://youtu.be/M6xZZiaLOV4 Permeability of Rubber to Gases: https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Permeability_of_Rubber_to_Gases.html?id=rwcjS2MBCp4C&redir_esc=y Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos…

Making superconductors 0 (0)

From NileRed. Go to https://expressvpn.com/nilered and find out how you can get 3 months free. ——————————————- A few years ago, I saw a video about superconductors and it looked like anti-gravity magic. So, I decided to try and make some superconductors myself and to see if I could re-create the effect myself. In particular, I’ll…

The Invisible Tsunami That Killed 1,500 People in One Night 0 (0)

From Reactions. On August 21, 1986, violent explosions rocked Cameroon’s Lake Nyos. A wave of water over 15 meters (around 50 ft) high flattened vegetation along the southern shore, but a second deadly, nearly invisible wave of carbon dioxide blanketed the nearby towns, suffocating residents and animals. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning…

The Terrifying (but Awesome) Science Behind Red Tides 0 (0)

From Reactions. Maybe you already knew that deadly algal tides discolor ocean waves, deplete the water of oxygen, and release toxins that can kill a huge range of ocean critters, but did you know that the tiny organisms that cause red tides are also an extremely important part of our ecosystem? In this episode of…

The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919 0 (0)

From Reactions. When you think “molasses,” you probably think “slow, sticky,” or “totally boring,” but in January, 1919, a tsunami wave of molasses destroyed Boston’s North End, killing 21 people and leaving another 150 injured. In this episode of #Untold, a new #YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we get into the science behind…

Black Nitrogen – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Researchers discover a new form of Nitrogen. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Discussed by Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff from the University of Nottingham. Our thanks to Dr Dominique Laniel and his team, which did the research. Check the paper: https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.216001 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/…

The Plutonium Core of an Atom Bomb – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Professor Martyn Poliakoff discusses atom bombs with a Plutonium core – including the crucial role of Gallium. Extra footage from this interview at: https://youtu.be/KyEn4On9S-8 More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Previous video on Gallium: https://youtu.be/wNf1rBjCaPk Plutonium video: https://youtu.be/89UNPdNtOoE The Making of the Atomic Bomb is a good read: https://amzn.to/3hEu7ds The…

Is the Periodic Table Upside Down? 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff from The University of Nottingham. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ The Nature Chemistry paper being discussed is here: https://rdcu.be/bvAnS Support us on Patreon (and have your name on our table): https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos Some extra footage from this interview is available to Patrons – see here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/37882273…

Surprise Signature – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. The Professor is surprised to find TWO Ernest Rutherford signatures in a book on his shelves. Check Objectivity at: http://bit.ly/Objectivity More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Patrons can download hi-res images of the signature and periodic table here (thanks for your support, everyone): https://www.patreon.com/posts/37472419 Ernest Rutherford’s potato masher: https://youtu.be/CGgeBifpvBw Rutherfordium:…

Nuclear Landmines and Chickens – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. The Professor with a tale to tell – and lessons learned about chickens and Project Blue Peacock. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Gallium Video: https://youtu.be/N6ccRvKKwZQ Videos on all the elements: http://bit.ly/118elements The Professor speaks in France and Russia: https://youtu.be/sK7i1c0QGsU Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff. Chicken animation by Pete McPartlan. With…

Accidents and Regrets (and chocolate biscuits) 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. The third of our 2020 Q&A series. See the trilogy at: https://bit.ly/ProfQandA More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Chemistry computer game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cylNiU0mmHg The Prof is knighted: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilt0xvYnNXU Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School…

The Professor’s Car and Watch (Q&A with The Prof) 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. More viewer questions answered by The Prof… See more here: https://bit.ly/ProfQandA More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Some clips you saw in this video were (in order of appearance)… Ammonia Fountain: https://youtu.be/NO7V6TMQuBs Hot Charcoal in LOX: https://youtu.be/y7uCBWkrAXo Touch Powder: https://youtu.be/JME_He6PH4M Hydrogen Explosions: https://youtu.be/z7-8gxAXXbU Burning Ping Pong Balls: https://youtu.be/yTN-5nfvTJ0 Accidental Reaction:…

Making aerogel 0 (0)

From NileRed. Go to https://buyraycon.com/NileRed for 15% off your order! Brought to you by Raycon. ——————————————- It has taken many months, but I was finally able to make a decent aerogel! Procedure resources: https://www.aerogel.org and https://bit.ly/g4gsf2s Veritasium video: https://youtu.be/AeJ9q45PfD0 Applied Science video: https://youtu.be/X24np30GS2o NileBlue video: https://youtu.be/JslxPjrMzqY Nile talks about lab safety: https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA ——————————————- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nilered…

Indium (extra bit) – Periodic Table of Videos 0 (0)

From Periodic Videos. A little bit extra from our main video at: https://youtu.be/TviX7V-ay5I Special thanks to the Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/h2E130qpmJD More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/periodicvideos And on Twitter at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School of Chemistry at…

Making uranium glass 0 (0)

From NileRed. Visit https://Brilliant.org/NileRed to get 20% off a year of Brilliant Premium! ——————————————- WARNING: Working with uranium and radioactive material is dangerous, and this video is for entertainment/educational purposes only. Please don’t try and repeat what you see. Also, when the project is done, the waste needs to be dealt with and handled properly.…

Making toilet paper moonshine 0 (0)

From NileRed. **Major correction: I wrongly and repeatedly referred to T. Reesei as being a yeast, when it is actually another type of fungus. Yeast is also a type of fungus, so my comments about reaction conditions remain true, but it is incorrect to call T. Reesei a yeast. Or to say that the cellulase…

Making my favorite liquid carcinogen 0 (0)

From NileRed. In this video, I make one of my favorite chemicals, which is a nice and carcinogenic chromium-based liquid. Cleanup video: https://youtu.be/b6R2sTjtUFs Sulfuric acid video: https://youtu.be/4DUGRWjdNLI My old chromyl chloride video: https://youtu.be/a0-LwnmW694 Doug’s lab (reference video): https://youtu.be/legoRGAXNP8 Nile talks about lab safety: https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA ——————————————- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nilered Youtube Membership: https://www.youtube.com/c/nilered/join NileRed Merch Store (NileRed Pin…

The microwave plasma mystery 0 (0)

From NileRed. Sometime last year, I got really interested in microwave plasma, which can be made from a lot of things like lit matches, aluminum foil or just some grapes. However, when I went searching for more info about it, I really couldn’t find much of anything. There was also no explanation as to why…

Making ferrofluid from scratch 0 (0)

From NileRed. Back in October, I tried making ferrofluid but I kept failing and I ended up giving up for a while. Months later though, I got inspired, and I spent an insane amount of time researching ferrofluid and trying to make it. It was a very messy and sometimes frustrating process, but I was…

Can you actually smell metal? 0 (0)

From NileRed. If metal has no odor and you can’t smell it, then what are we smelling? It turns out that it’s mostly a chemical called 1-octen-3-one, which is generated when your skin oils react with metal that you’ve touched. I thought this was really interesting, and I decided to try making pure 1-octen-3-one myself…