The 27 Most Impressive Chemical Reactions

1.
Ammonium dichromate looks pretty cool when you burn it:

2.
Aluminum meets bromine:

3.
Caesium and fluorine are a reactive combo:

4.
Water and liquid nitrogen make pretty good cover for escape:

5.
Take one part hydrogen peroxide, one part potassium iodide, and a little soap, and you've got yourself a tiny mushroom cloud:

6.
(You can also do it in a jack-o-lantern:)

7.
Make sure to avoid using gallium spoons in hot water:

8.
If you ever mix cesium and water, make sure to take a step back first:

9.
Glycine-nitrate reaction with precursors of barium nitrate, zirconyl nitrate and yttrium nitrate to form BaZr0.8Y0.2O3 (whatever that means):

10.
Strontium, sulfur, And heat make for an unexpected light show:

11.
Diethylzinc has a pesky habit of spontaneously combusting on contact with air:

12.
Strong cup of coffee? Nope, just sulphuric acid causing explosive polymerization of p nitro aniline:

13.
Gasoline + Fire = Awesome:

14.
If you ever need some improvised rocket fuel, just drop a catalyst into some potassium chlorate and sugar:

15.
Sodium Polyacrylate aka Instant Snow:

16.
Lithium and fire get along pretty nicely:

17.
The reason you should avoid getting and snake venom in your blood:

18.
Copper and nitric acid:

19.
Gallium melts aluminum, which is pretty cool:

20.
Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Disulfide (aka The Barking Dog Experiment):

21.
Ever wonder what happens when you drop a gummi bear into potassium chlorate? This:

22.
Calcium gluconate and a little open flame:

23.
Nitrogen triiodide is touchy enough to be detonated by a feather:

24.
Here's what happens to Coke cans in hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide:

25.
This one's pretty simple. Just some alcohol in a glass carboy:

Not technically chemical reactions, but these are pretty cool too:
26.
This is what happens when you heat up a CD and blow on it in cold weather:

27.
Laminar flow is a pretty neat party trick:

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