Doing something weird with mercury

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- What I have here is some mercury, with a bit of sodium metal dissolved into it, and I’m gonna do something really weird with it. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————- #shorts

This balloon shook the entire room

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- What I have here is a balloon filled with oxygen and hydrogen, and I’m gonna light it on fire. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ WARNING: Mixtures of oxygen and hydrogen gas are explosive and extremely dangerous. This experiment was performed…

Light bulb vs liquid nitrogen

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- This is just a regular light bulb, but I’m only interested in its insides. This is because I’ve been curious to see what happens, if I turn it on in liquid nitrogen. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store…

Why Can’t I Distill Liquor At Home?

From Reactions. Have you ever wanted to make your own bourbon? Don’t! The process might be relatively simple- heat a fermented liquid and keep only the boiled alcohol – but it is dangerous and illegal without a license. This video discusses how to separate one type of liquid from a slurry of others through boiling…

Poaching an Egg in Piranha Solution – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. After previous videos with chicken, now we try an egg. More acid videos: https://bit.ly/Acid_PV More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Martyn Poliakoff and Neil Barnes. 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 Twitter…

This is one of the weirdest reactions I’ve ever seen

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Today I’m going to be doing one of the weirdest chemical reactions I’ve ever seen. • Full video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LL3kVtc-4vY • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————- #shorts

I love what happens when I shake this bottle

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- I recently just filled up this bottle, and it’s actually still kind of warm. What I think is really interesting though is that when I shake it, it changes color. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————- #shorts

Lithium batteries are dangerous

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- This is just a regular energizer lithium battery, and I want to see what’s inside of it. WARNING: Opening batteries like this is dangerous, and almost always a huge pain. This experiment was performed in a controlled environment. Do not recreate anything you see. •…

This ice cube is too heavy

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Ice normally floats on water because as water freezes it expands, and the density of the solid becomes less than the liquid. This on the other hand is an ice cube that I made, but this one’s kind of special, because it’s able to sink. • Nile talks…

Tasting the world’s most bitter chemical

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- This is something called denatonium benzoate, and it’s supposed to be the most bitter chemical known. For a while though I’ve been really wanting to try it, and to see how bad it actually is.  • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————-…

Why They Don’t Make Grade B Maple Syrup Anymore

From Reactions. Are you a grade B maple syrup fan? Well, you can’t get it anymore. To understand why, we have to look at the science behind the whole process, from sap to syrup. On the way, we’ll cover hydrometers, reverse osmosis, boiling point elevation, and George’s dislike of Maillard reaction diagrams. #maillard #foodscience #maplesyrup…

Sodium and potassium vs liquid nitrogen

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- A while ago I made some NaK, which is a potentially explosive mixture of sodium and potassium metal. And something that I’ve always wanted to do, is combine it with liquid nitrogen. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store…

Drinking heavy water

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- This just looks like a generic little bottle of water, but it actually cost me over  $100. The liquid is deuterium oxide (D2O), and it’s often called heavy water. Something that I’ve always wanted to know, is what it tastes like. • Nile talks about lab safety…

Californium (new) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. An extensive video about Californium, which reportedly costs up to $27m per gram. We go to where it’s made in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ This video features Professor Martyn Poliakoff at the University of Nottingham. And Julie Ezold and Rose Boll at the Oak Ridge…

Chomping through metal (Indium)

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- What I have here is a chunk of indium, and I think it’s pretty cool. It’s extremely soft and non-toxic, so I should be able to bite through it. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store #shorts ——————————————-

Making a bouncy egg by dissolving its shell

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- For this one, I’m gonna be doing something weird with an egg. All I need is just a regular egg, some vinegar, and a beaker. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————-

Uranium is safe compared to this…

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- In this vial, is a concentrated form of uranium called sodium diuranate (Na2U2O7), and it’s extremely radioactive. What’s kind of weird is that this little box, is even more radioactive, but it isn’t filled with a bunch of pure radioactive material, and it’s just some…

The Art of Blowing Stuff Up

From Reactions. How do you demolish a massive building – in the middle of a populated city – in a matter of seconds… safely? Counterintuitively, you do it with explosives. We explore how chemistry, engineering, and more than a little artistry come together to safely bring down massive structures. #implosion #controlledDemolition #dynamite #nitroglycerine You might…

Yttrium (new) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. Here is a new and improved video about Yttrium. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Ytterby road trip videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBD7394CC1433D0EB Featuring Sir Martyn Polikaoff and Neil Barnes. Including superconductors and YInMn Blue. Thanks to The Royal Society of Chemistry for supporting this episode: https://www.rsc.org Special thanks to: Anthony Lipmann for…

Gallium vs aluminum bat

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Gallium looks a lot like mercury, except unlike mercury, it really likes sticking to glass.  It also has a very different and unique reaction, when it’s added to aluminum.  I’ve actually never tried this myself, and I think I’ll test it out on this aluminum bat.   • Nile talks about…

The Toxic Gas That Provides (Almost) All of Our Food

From Reactions. Anhydrous ammonia can cause headline-grabbing disasters, but it’s also responsible for 50% of the food on your table. It all boils down to nitrogen, and the process of turning the inert dinitrogen in our air into useful fertilizer. So what is this stuff, how is it used, and how is something so dangerous…

The Most Massive Molecule – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. The theoretical molecule Oganesson Tetratennesside is the largest possible with five atoms – but is it possible!? More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Paper in this video: https://arxiv.org/abs/2101.05737 Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff from the University of Nottingham. Videos about Superheavy Elements: http://bit.ly/super_heavy Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Support us…

What Does “Octane” Mean?

From Reactions. Is it worth it to put premium gas into your car? And what’s even the difference between the regular and premium gas? It all has to do with the octane rating, which we’ll explain with fire, ice-cream, and a bit of chemistry trivia. #octane #engine #premiumgas You might also like: Fuel Cell Cars:…

This gem is actually a fossil (ammolite)

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Ammolite comes from the shells of an extremely old and extinct group of animals called ammonites. Unlike other gemstones, they’re also technically fossils, and I think they’re pretty cool. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————- #shorts

Glass Blowing for Fun – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. Conor Howell-Bennett is a Scientific Glassblowing Technician at the University of Nottingham’s Chemistry Department. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Brady’s Objectivity channel: http://bit.ly/Objectivity Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Video by James Hennessy and Brady Haran Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry at http://www.periodicvideos.com/ Follow us on Facebook…