Going Dark

From Reactions. We won’t be releasing any new videos in January and February. Why? We’ll be working hard to develop new content we hope you’ll love. But fear not! We’ll still be posting on social media and in the community tab, so give us a follow to stay up to date. We’re psyched to bring…

The US Military Gave Out Shark Repellent For Years. . . So Why Did They Stop?

From Reactions. Download the PBS Video App: https://www.pbs.org/pbs-video-app/ People have been developing different forms of shark repellent for decades–the military even issued a chemical shark repellent called “Shark Chaser” to pilots, sailors, and astronauts(!) from the end of World War II through the start of the Vietnam War. Thing is… it didn’t really work. Learn…

Arsenic (new) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. A brand new video on the element Arsenic. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Sir Martyn Poliakoff and Neil Barnes. Arsenic life: https://youtu.be/rQ8jHM8QhU8 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 the world’s most expensive carbonated water!

From NileRed. Contest link: https://gleam.io/LKXfs/diamond-water-beaker-mug-giveaway ——————————————- For this video, I’ll be making the world’s first real diamond water. To do this, I’ll be burning diamonds, which are nearly pure carbon (and definitely not "forever"), to make diamond CO2 gas and then using that CO2 to make extremely expensive carbonate water. ——————————————- Nile Red Shop: https://nile.red

You Died. Now What? Here’s 11 Things You Could Do With Your Dead Body

From Reactions. After you die, your body has quite a few options –– from being turned into a diamond to helping solve a murder. This week, let us break down the possibilities so you can rest easy. 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 Happens When You’re About to…

Could The Dip Really Kill a Toon? and Other Cartoon Chem (ft. SpongeBob, Popeye, & more)

From Reactions. Are bananas actually that slippery? Could spinach give you superhuman strength? And what the heck is Toon Acid? This week, watch some cartoons alongside our writer and host, Sam Jones, and learn whether their chemistry checks out. 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: The Chemistry of Love…

Yule Log Chemistry Trivia – 4 Hours of Cozy Fireplace for Your Nerdy Holiday Parties

From Reactions. Ready to kick back and relax by the fire this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Enjoy our chemistry-themed yule log trivia with a cup of hot cocoa at home, in the background at work, or at this year’s annual ugly sweater party. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You might…

Making toilet paper moonshine

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…

How Do Blacksmiths Make Swords?

From Reactions. This video was created in celebration of this year’s National Chemistry Week theme: Marvelous Metals. Learn more about it here: http://www.acs.org/ncw This week on Reactions we head to Portland, Oregon, and learn how blacksmithing is just as much chemistry as it is an artform. Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/acsreactions/ You…

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Lithium Ion Batteries

From Periodic Videos. The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for work on Lithium Ion Batteries by Akira Yoshino, M. Stanley Whittingham, and John B. Goodenough. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ See our Chemistry Nobel Prize Playlist: http://bit.ly/periodicnobel Lithium Video: https://youtu.be/LfS10ArXTBA Lithium in 7Up: https://youtu.be/ofNN1b7xzFw This video features Darren Walsh, Martyn…

How to Make Magnetic Slime

From Reactions. PBSDS Survey: https://www.pbsresearch.org/c/r/Reactions_YTvideo This week on Reactions our writer, Sam, skips work to make some slime! Check it out to learn how you, too, can use easy-to-get items to make magnetic and colored slime. 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: The Chemistry of Hollywood Fake Blood https://youtu.be/8OC5rji1stI…

Making my favorite liquid carcinogen

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 Red Shop: https://nile.red Patreon: https://goo.gl/3h353G Facebook: https://goo.gl/uyxvJV Twitter: https://goo.gl/uCmnV4 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nile.red/

Space Mirrors and Other Weird Ways to Fight Climate Change

From Reactions. Check out Hot Mess: http://bit.ly/HotMessPBSDS There are things you can do right now to help our climate–like investing in renewable energy. But today on Reactions, we’re digging into a few of the weirdest climate change-combating ideas out there. 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: How Much Does…

Is Superhero Strength Real?

From Reactions. You’ve probably heard stories about mothers lifting cars to save their baby trapped underneath–but is that just an urban myth? This week on Reactions we talk about “superhero strength” and the chemistry behind what’s possible. 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: Can Radiation Give You Superpowers? https://youtu.be/GbmSmgTIQ8s…

The microwave plasma mystery

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…

Amazing Molybdenum

From Periodic Videos. Previous wire video: https://youtu.be/kexteGM2V2s Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/yWXs302du5V (sponsor) More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Download unduloid microscope images and more here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/28806306 Featuring Neil Barnes and Martyn Polikaoff. Film by Brady Haran. Discuss this episode on Brady’s subreddit: https://redd.it/cke82v Also thanks…

Who REALLY invented the periodic table?

From Periodic Videos. Go to https://wix.com/go/PeriodicVideos to start your own website. Check our website at https://www.periodicvideos.net/ More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Our guest was Peter Wothers from the University of Cambridge: https://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/person/pdw12 Discussing the likes of Dmitri Mendeleev, William Odling, Alexandre-Emile Béguyer de Chancourtois, John Newlands, Julius Lothar Meyer, and Gustavus Hinrichs.…

Exploding Wires

From Periodic Videos. Putting electrical current through wires made from different metals. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Senior Technician Neil Barnes and Professor Martyn Poliakoff A video on every element: http://bit.ly/118elements Discuss this video on Brady’s subreddit: https://redd.it/br91u9 Some papers on exploding wires… https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5249160 https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1063/1.3051737 Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More…

You can’t smell metal

From NileRed. Pick up a shirt! https://www.bonfire.com/nilered/ ————————————————— Metal has no odor and you can’t smell it. But what are we smelling then? 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…

Making raspberry perfume

From NileRed. In this video, I get a bit back into making compounds with odors and scents. I chose to go with Raspberry Ketone, because I thought it was an interesting molecule and the synthesis seemed fun. However, in the future, I think I’m going to venture into the territory of nasty smelling compounds. For…

Turning liquid mercury into a weird sponge

From NileRed. https://teespring.com/nilered My friends Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/ray.uppal/ —————————————- In this video, I continue my amalgam series and I attempt to make the so-called ammonium amalgam. This was done by combining an ammonium salt with sodium amalgam that I made in a previous video. Link to 1865 paper: https://goo.gl/3NVehp Sodium amalgam video: https://youtu.be/SoOyaDWIoMA ——————————– Nile…

Diamonds Uncut

From Periodic Videos. The Professor looks at uncut diamonds of all shapes and sizes. Part 2: Polishing a Pink Mega Diamond – https://youtu.be/YMyPo-MEvMA More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Filmed at Alrosa’s sorting facility in Moscow. Our thanks also to the Russian Foundation for Basic Research. Part 2: Polishing a Pink Mega Diamond…

Milking the Thorium Cow – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. How to produce Actinium from a "cow" of Thorium… Filmed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ More on Actinium: https://youtu.be/rKm0ShaJNFM Oak Ridge National Laboratory (nuclear science): https://www.ornl.gov/science-area/nuclear-sciences With thanks to Rose Boll and everyone else at Oak Ridge. Discuss this video on Brady’s subreddit: https://redd.it/aeuv0v…

Sodium and Mercury

From NileRed. Go to https://NordVPN.com/nilered and or use code NILERED to to get 75% off a 3 year plan. Protect yourself online today! ———————————————- This is the first official video in my new amalgam series, where I try and combine as many different metals as possible with mercury. For this video, I’ll be making the…

The chemical trafficlight

From NileRed. In this video, I’ll be recreating the popular demonstration called the Chemical Traffic Light Reaction. Note: I made a mistake in the video. I said the carbonate solution would have a pH around 8-9, but it would actually be closer to 11-12. I was thinking of sodium bicarbonate when I said that. Video…

Making transparent wood

From NileRed. This is probably the longest video that I’ve ever posted on my channel, but I wanted it to be as complete as possible! A few months ago, I saw a video made by AvE where he tried to make transparent wood. After seeing it, I was really interested in trying it out for…

What is Fool’s Gold?

From NileRed. Go to https://NordVPN.com/nilered and or use code NILERED to to get 75% off a 3 year plan. Protect yourself online today! —————————- In my opinion, fool’s gold is a really interesting mineral, and in this video, I try to show some of its cool properties. This is the first in a series that…

Why you need to wear safety glasses – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. We use some cherry tomatoes and Krakatoa Tubes in a classic demonstration of the value of safety goggles. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Krakatoa on Objectivity: https://youtu.be/1bnvNI-j22E Previous Krakatoa Tubes video: https://youtu.be/drHVT4NHSNQ Thanks to Professor Andy Beeby, University of Durham, for a gift of the specially-made Krakatoa tubes for…