Making superconductors

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…

Making glow toys from scratch

From NileRed. Visit https://Brilliant.org/NileRed to get 20% off a year of Brilliant Premium! ——————————————- Note: In my equation for ZnS + O2, please ignore my explanation below it. It doesn’t make sense. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been fascinated by things that glow in the dark. I had a few glow toys that…

Making aerogel

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…

Making uranium glass

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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…

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 talks about lab safety: https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA ——————————————- Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nilered Merch store (NileRed Pin & Keychain): https://store.dftba.com/collections/nilered NileRed…

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…

Making ferrofluid from scratch

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…

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. 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 to try making pure 1-octen-3-one myself…

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…