Chemistry Comes Alive!

Nitrogen TriIodide Detonation Why didn’t I know about this site before? Chemistry Comes Alive! has movies of some dangerous chemical reactions. These are the reactions that turned me into a chemist, and I’m reasonably sure that a large fraction of our nation’s chemists chose this career path because it was a socially acceptable outlet for teenage pyromania.

The nitrogen triiodide detonation movie has particular resonance with me, but don’t tell my high school chemistry teacher which of her students blew out the locks to the classroom door, OK?

The thermite reaction would be a nice addition to the site.

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  1. stumbled onto C.C.A. while looking for info on alternative photography techniques.
    looks interesting site from point of view of motivating students.Not too heavy on the “ions and alkanes” methodology

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