35 MINDBLOWING CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL REACTIONS GIFS! :)

Posted: July 12, 2014 in SCIENCE!, Technology
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You don’t need to watch Breaking Bad to know that chemistry is pretty awesome. CAUTION! WARNING! DANGER! Do not try these at home. Your local religious population my find you guilty of practicing the dark arts and slaughter you in your sleep.  Below, I am sharing my favorite chemistry GIFs and the science behind them (when I could figure it out):

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide

 

Blood And Hydrogen Dioxide

Source: Iitmne

Sodium acetate crystallization

Sodium Acetate

Source: Imgur

Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction

Chemical Reaction GIFs Belousov Zhabotinsky

Source: GIF Trunk

Water bridge formed by electric current

Chemical GIFs Water Bridge

Source: Imgur

Alpha particle trails from radioactive decay of Radon 220

Chemical GIFs Radon Alpha Particles

Source: Imgur

Snake venom meets blood

Chemical GIFs Venom Blood

Source: College Humor

A lightbulb burning out

Chemical GIFs Lightbulb

Source: Wiffle GIF

Aluminum and iodine

Chemical GIFs Aluminum Iodine

Source: Imgur

Dehydration of sugar in sulfuric acid

Chemical GIFs Sugar Sulfuric Acid

Source: College Humor

Melting Metal With Magnets

Chemistry GIFs Melting Metal With Magnets

The Science: The copper wire has a significant amount of AC electricity running through it, causing it to act like a really strong electromagnet. In the metal slug, eddy currents form due to the magnetic field the copper wire is causing while the copper wire has high frequency AC flowing through it. The metal slug’s electric resistance causes a portion of the electric energy to turn into heat, but the heat builds up until the metal slug becomes white hot and melts.

Orange LED Light In Liquid Nitrogen

Orange LED Light In Liquid Nitrogen GIF

The Science: When an LED is immersed in liquid nitrogen, the electrons lose a lot of thermal energy, even when the light isn’t turned on. When this happens, the bandgap in the semiconductors increases. Since this gap is increased, when electrons in the conduction band fall to the valence band, they emit a higher energy light, meaning the light emitted has a shorter wavelength and a higher frequency. This is why we see the orange light turn into colours that are higher on the electromagnetic spectrum when it is frozen in the liquid nitrogen.

 

Heating Mercury Thiocyanate

Heating Mercury Thiocyanate

Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed By Potassium Iodide

Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed by Potassium Iodide GIF

Liquid Nitrogen Mixed With 1500 Ping Pong Balls

Liquid Nitrogen Mixed With 1500 Ping Pong Balls

Burning Magnesium In Dry Ice

Burning Magnesium In Dry Ice Chemistry GIF

Hydrophobic Sand Placed Underwater

Awesome Chemistry GIFs Hydrophobic Sand Underwater GIF

Putting Out Candles With Carbon Dioxide

Putting Out Candles With Carbon Dioxide

Deflecting A Water Stream With A Charged Rod

Deflecting A Water Stream With A Charged Rod

Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide

Hydrogen Peroxide Mixed With Potassium Iodide GIF

Explosive Polymerization Of p Nitro Aniline

Explosive Polymerization of p Nitro Aniline GIF

Flammable Gas Lit In A Glass Jar

Flammable Gas Lit In A Glass Jar GIF

Sodium Polyacrylate Mixed With Water

Awesome Chemistry GIFs Sodium Polyacrylate Mixed With Water

 Electrical Discharge

Awesome Chemistry GIFs Electrical Discharge

The Science: Called Electric Treeing, the GIF above shows an electrical pre-breakdown phenomenon where due to partial discharges and progresses through the stressed dielectric insulation, electricity takes a path resembling the branches of a tree.

 Lithium On Fire

Lithium Fire Chemistry GIF

Reaction Of Copper And Nitric Acid

Reaction Of Copper And Nitric Acid GIF

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