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u/reiduh · 23 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

I'm currently reading Oliver Sach's book Uncle Tungsten.

For a less violent experiment, try mixing Iodine with either Zinc or Antimony.

>If I added two or three drops of water to the mixture, it would catch fire and burn with a violet flame, spreading fine brown iodide powder on to everything.

He has particular fascination for the purple cloud emitted from these reactions.

>With chemistry such as this, one was playing with fire… huge energies, plutonic forces, were being unleashed, and I had a thrilling but precarious sense of being in control — sometimes just. This was especially so with the intensely exothermic reactions of aluminum and magnesium; they could be used to reduce metallic ores, or even to produce elemental silicon from sand, but a little carelessness, a miscalculation, and one had a bomb on one's hands.

This (and many other) fascinating chemical reactions can be made with seemingly-inert elements. The book goes in to great description on many wonderful experiments, including most of the atomic theory development through the late 17th to early 20th century chemists' discoveries.

>One could put magnesium in cold water, and nothing would happen. If one put [just] it in hot water, it would start to bubble hydrogen; but if one lit a length of magnesium ribbon, it would continue to burn with dazzling brilliance under the water, or even in normally flame-suffocating carbon dioxide.

All quotes from the chapter "Stinks and Bangs" Uncle Tungsten by Oliver Sachs (author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat).

u/bonez656 · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

If it can be fluffy Instant snow (just one example link, there are probably hundreds) (Chemical name: sodium polyacrylate) might work. It's the same stuff that in diapers and expands significantly with water. As a bonus I'm pretty sure you can used colored water to end up with dyed "snow"

u/KKhang · 9 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

I just did a quick search and they actually have it on amazon. Here. It has free shipping if you have amazon prime. lol

u/jameson71 · 1 pointr/chemicalreactiongifs

I used to create something like this as a kid using zap glue and spraying way too much zip kicker on it. It comes out pure white like styrofoam. Be careful because it is exothermic. Gave myself quite a burn once doing it. Not a scientist and not sure exactly how safe it is. The volume will also be way less than a can of Great Stuff, but maybe an idea?

u/SuperiorHedgehog · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

I don't believe he's made a book of his 'Things I won't work with,' which is a real shame, but he did put together a more serious Chemistry book aimed at teaching the history of the field to non chemists. I bought it after reading his blog posts, and I thought it was well worth a read. Not as focused on humor, but the same good writing.

u/reddy97 · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

It isn't exactly only because of the buttons, for sure. But this is a really interesting read if you're into history and science.

u/rogueuk · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

Amazon is your friend.

I received one as a gift. If it tasted like a Haribo gummy bear, it would be amazeballs. Unfortunately it tastes like ass; it's too chewy and there's not enough good flavor.

5 lbs of Haribo gummy bears, that's what you should get.

u/Konraden · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

This is Bill Hammock's channel but it's missing a lot of videos. He had a bunch when he worked in some kind of office.

Someone else uploaded a mirror of it. He has some humor in the older ones.

I've looked for the book he references as well--The Measure of Man: Human Factors in Design by Henry Dreyfuss--it's expensive. There is a revised edition if you're actually curious about the measurements.

u/paulfromatlanta · 2 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

And you can buy both gallium and a spoon mold on Amazon (and probably other places)

u/proteinbased · 1 pointr/chemicalreactiongifs

for anyone interested in chaos, Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos by Steven Strogatz is a great introduction and among many others topics addresses chaos in chemical reactions.

u/Grantito55 · 3 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

Reminds me of the book The Alchemist. Highly recommend

Edit: formatting smh

u/vegibowl · 1 pointr/chemicalreactiongifs

Total flashback to A Gnome from Nome.

Edit: The Gnome from Nome.

u/kataze · 1 pointr/chemicalreactiongifs

Naw, this is stuff that used to be used in cute handwarmers. You don't see that type so much anymore though.

And yeah, Sodium Polyacrylate is a very absorbant polymer that's used in fake snow demos and stuff.

u/violent_robot_penis · 6 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

from reading a book about the SL-1 incident, the writer alludes to the fact that it was a poor design. the control rods cadmium coating was flaking off making the reactor easier to go critical.
here is the book I'm referring too:

u/kleinbl00 · 99 pointsr/chemicalreactiongifs

It is not for the faint of heart. Astral hippie music be damned, that's a particle accelerator in there.

More information than you can possibly use can be found here.

Amusingly enough, the man it's named for, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, was not only a mathematician and philosopher, he was also a 17th century Jack Handy. His collection The Waste Books are fucking awesome. Look inside. One minute he's all "Everything in a man must move toward one end" and the next he's all "Anton is such an ass. He owes me eighty florins."