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…

This chemical really doesn’t want to exist

From NileRed. Cleanup video on my other channel, NileBlue: https://youtu.be/8zilEg_feZA ————————————————- For this video, I make a chemical called manganese heptoxide, which is an unstable and strong oxidizer. It looks for any excuse to decompose and it reacts violently with most organic things. I tested it on a few things like cotton balls and paper,…

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…

How to use a stapler

From NileRed. I’m back with another yearly installment of tutorials. Stay tuned for more, and let me know what other things you’d like to see in the future! The last I did was with a toaster and it went really well. https://youtu.be/bs0-EX9mJmg —————————— For those of you who didn’t notice, this was an April Fool’s…

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…

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…

Making test tube liquid rockets

From NileRed. Go to https://www.NordVPN.com/nilered or use code NILERED and save 66%! Start protecting yourself on the web today! ———————————————— WARNING: what I do in this video is extremely dangerous. Please don’t try doing this yourself. For this video, I’ll be exploring some of the science behind hypergolic liquid propelled rockets. As a fuel, I…