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…

Turning soda cans into a metal bar

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- For a while now, I’ve wanted to try making aluminum bars, by recycling metal cans. So I went ahead, and bought a large propane furnace. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://nilered.tv/store ——————————————-

Watch me eat pure spiciness

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Capsaicin is basically pure spiciness, and it’s the main chemical that gives chili peppers their heat. Even in the stronger ones like habaneros, there’s actually very little in each pepper. It’s so strong that when I’ve tried it in its pure form, I don’t even…

Can We Make Pop Rocks at Home?

From Reactions. Take the PBS Digital Studios audience survey: https://to.pbs.org/2021survey Pop Rocks are just sugar and high-pressure CO2, but making them at home is way harder than it looks. In this video, we use three different methods to try and capture carbon dioxide in sugar: a middle-school chemical reaction, a state transition, and biological production!…

Making glowing goo

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- A little while ago, I was able to mix two solutions together and pull out some white goo. This was actually all just nylon plastic, but I still feel that it looked kind of nasty. What I didn’t try though, and what I think could…

I Ate Gold To Prove a Point

From Reactions. Why are some heavy metals deadly while others keep us alive? Check out Tiny Matters, a new science podcast from the American Chemical Society, hosted and produced by former Reactions writer and host Sam Jones: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tiny-matters/id1599757941 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5bfRJU0XPaGKJ7Os4vJQFk Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/tiny-matters Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Podcast/B08JJMYZ3Q And to help us get Tiny Matters on the…

Vaporizing chicken in acid

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- I’ve been really curious to know when would happen, if I put a regular chicken drumstick, into piranha solution. WARNING: Piranha solution is EXTREMELY dangerous. It can even be explosive when mixed with the wrong things, and can shred just about anything organic. It was…

A Tram is named after The Professor – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. A Nottingham tram is named "Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff". More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Sir Martyn is knighted: https://youtu.be/ilt0xvYnNXU Brady received the Order of Australia (Objectivity video): https://youtu.be/HThWcm4d-CM Filmed by Sean Riley 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…

Nipponium – The Element that Wasn’t – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. The "discoveries" of element 43 and 75 could have seen Japan recognised on the Periodic Table much earlier. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff from the University of Nottingham. Thanks to The Royal Society of Chemistry for supporting this episode: https://www.rsc.org Nihonium: https://youtu.be/-HcSEKuYGM8 113 discovered:…

This is dangerous hydrogen gas and I’m gonna light it on fire

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- I have a little gas cylinder is filled with extremely flammable hydrogen gas, and I really want to fill a balloon with it, and light it on fire. • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ •NileRed Store: https://bit.ly/3BHx06i ——————————————- #shorts

Putting an egg in the microwave

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- I want to see what happens when I put a regular egg in the microwave. At first, it didn’t look like too much was happening, but then it started sweating… • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ •NileRed Store: https://bit.ly/3BHx06i ——————————————- #shorts

Chicken Leg in Piranha Solution – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. As promised, following from our previous video: https://youtu.be/4WOKQMOyYoU More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Aqua Regia: https://youtu.be/iwnKU89CCdI Acid videos: https://bit.ly/Acid_PV 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 at http://twitter.com/periodicvideos From the School of…

Making a squishy rubber bouncy ball from scratch

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- For this one, I’m going to try to synthesize a bouncy ball. Basically I’m making something called Thiokol rubber, and hopefully as a ball, it’ll be bouncy. Other videos: • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://bit.ly/3BHx06i ——————————————-

Vaporizing a hot dog in acid

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Okay so today, I’ve decided to dissolve my wiener in acid. I’m not just going to be using any acid though, and I’m going to be using something special, called piranha solution. It’s a hot and angry mixture of sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide, and I basically just have…

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan win the 2021 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of asymmetric organocatalysis". More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Discussed by Martyn Poliakoff, Pete Licence and Liam Ball at the University of Nottingham. Nobel website: https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/chemistry/2021/summary/ Many more Nobel Prize videos on our channel:…

Making this is gross but satisfying

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Okay so today, I’m gonna be doing something, that I think is kind of gross. To do this, I need water, cyclohexane, adipoyl chloride, and a super stinky chemical, called hexamethylenediamine. Other videos: • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store:…

Better Pizza Through Chemistry

From Reactions. This week we show you how two simple changes can turn cardboard-y pizza into award winning pie (okay, award-winning might be a slight exaggeration, but we awarded ourselves a win, so deal with it). Here’s our simple recipe for making stellar pizza at home: Mix 1 package (0.25 oz) of dry yeast into…

Science of Concrete & the Surfside Condo Collapse

From Reactions. Even earthquakes aren’t supposed to bring down concrete buildings. So how did the Surfside Condominium—a modern building built in 1981—fail? You might also like: How Can Fertilizer Explode? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SeT3N3A19c Are We Standing on a Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds?: https://youtu.be/JB-dOm2k6NY The Great MOLASSES Flood of 1919: https://youtu.be/iMPGm3OSvMg How Carbon Capture Works: https://youtu.be/wu3hoo3p4Kk Credits: Executive…

Aluminum vs acid is crazy

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Today I’ve decided to make dancing flames. It’s done by burning a mixture of aluminum, copper sulfate and hydrochloric acid, and it’s something that I saw on the internet. Other Videos: • Nile talks about lab safety (chemistry is dangerous): https://youtu.be/ftACSEJ6DZA​ NileRed Store: https://bit.ly/3BHx06i #shorts…

Thallium (new) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. A new video about the element Thallium. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Featuring Professor Martyn Poliakoff and Neil Barnes. Thanks to The Royal Society of Chemistry for supporting this episode: https://www.rsc.org Some papers and credits… Preliminary researches on thallium: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspl.1862.0030 The Royal Society: https://royalsociety.org/collections/ MEL Science: https://melscience.com/US-en/ Videos on…

Turning cotton balls into cotton candy

From NileRed. The t-shirt sale is over, but NileRed beaker mugs are now available! NileRed Beaker Mug: https://bit.ly/31WuOeO ——————————————- For a couple years now, I’ve been wanting to turn cotton balls into edible (and literal) cotton candy. It took me a while to figure out how to do it, but I finally did it! This…

Making scary plasma in a microwave

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- So today, I’m gonna to be making some scary looking microwave plasma, which may or may not destroy my microwave. WARNING: DON’T TRY THIS. Microwave plasma is extremely dangerous and can easily damage your microwave. This experiment was carried out in a controlled environment and serious…

How is this way more radioactive than uranium?

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Whatever’s in here is extremely radioactive, and it’s worse than when I tested nearly pure uranium. Inside it doesn’t actually look very scary, and it’s just some small pieces of metal. These are just watch dials, but that they’ve been covered in paint that contains radium. Radium…

Caesium is scary

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- Cesium metal is very similar to sodium or potassium, but it’s even more reactive. It’s kept in this glass ampule to protect it from air, and having it break open, could be really dangerous. WARNING: Caesium is extremely reactive and dangerous. The sample was exhibited…

Turning pennies gold

From NileRed Shorts. Check out my main channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NileRed ——————————————- For this video, I’m gonna try turning this penny into gold, which is something that I’ve always wanted to do. Procedure: 1) Wash penny with vinegar and salt 2) Drop it into 3M NaOH (12g NaOH in 100mL water) + zinc metal 3) Dry it,…

Why is There Plastic in Our Rain?

From Reactions. Every year more than 1,000 tons of plastic rains down onto national parks and wilderness in the western U.S. Where does that plastic come from? And is it also in rain that falls on Washington, DC? #microplastic #pollution #plasticrain You might also like: How Plastic Recycling Actually Works: https://youtu.be/zO3jFKiqmHo Can Plastic Be Composted?:…

HEAVY WATER (and stopping Germany building an Atom Bomb) – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. The professor receives a sample of heavy water – and tells an interesting story about it. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Sydney Pearson on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0669392/ Our original Heavy Water video: https://youtu.be/hUVzb0fzHsk Can you drink heavy water: https://youtu.be/fyK6kPi8k78 The Heroes of Telemark (film): https://amzn.to/3fKOztI Skis Against the Atom (book):…

We Tried to Preserve a Strawberry Forever. Things Got…Ugly

From Reactions. To learn more about preservatives, check out George’s book http://www.rebrand.ly/Ingredients You’ve heard of the epoxy hot dog, but how about the epoxy strawberry? On this week’s episode we’re going to try to make a strawberry last forever. #preservatives #epoxyhotdog #epoxystrawberry You might also like: The Science of Kombucha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxARRckS9dA Are Food Calories Bulloney?…

How Does Sunscreen Work? Can it Really Prevent Wrinkles and Cancer?

From Reactions. To learn more about sunscreen, check out Ingredients at http://www.rebrand.ly/Ingredients Does slathering on sunscreen do anything beyond preventing a sunburn? Can it actually stop us from getting wrinkles or skin cancer? #sunscreen #skincancer #sunburn #wrinkles You might also like: The World’s Most Unavoidable Carcinogen: https://youtu.be/7ZXvngquyT4 How Do Anti-Wrinkle Creams Work?: https://youtu.be/2ueEEwg7bck What is…

Flesh-Destroying Chromic Acid – Periodic Table of Videos

From Periodic Videos. Chicken legs in chromic acid – plus we re-visit sulfuric acid with a new approach. More links and info in full description ↓↓↓ Previous videos… Flesh-eating HF: https://youtu.be/oipksRhISfM Cheeseburger in HCl: http://youtu.be/NddZ5ftQb0Q Lightbulb in HF: https://youtu.be/6ZBwluyR2Tc Chromium Trioxide: https://youtu.be/_HvYJQ5Bofk Videos on all 118 elements: http://bit.ly/118elements Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/periodicvideos More chemistry…

How Lead (Maybe?) Caused the Downfall of the Roman Empire

From Reactions. Ancient Rome’s emperors did some pretty bizarre stuff—bursting into uncontrollable fits of laughter, appointing a horse as a priest, dressing in animal skins and attacking people… the list goes on. Why did they act this way? Possibly… lead poisoning. In this week’s episode, we unwrap the possibility that lead caused the Roman Empire’s…

Pub Chemistry Trivia to Help You Interact With Humans

From Reactions. Excited to get back out in the world but worried you’ve forgotten how to talk to other humans? We have some chemistry trivia to help ease you back in. #trivia #chemistry ++ Note: A viewer pointed out (thank you Ryan Herold!) that we said pickle fermentation produces vinegar (acetic acid) but it actually…