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Fun With Chemistry

This one's actually on Facebook as opposed to a You Tube embed, so I'm going to settle for a link instead of trying to embed it.  It shouldn't require a log-in; I checked it out when I wasn't. Someone collected a batch of snippets about various entertaining chemical reactions, and turned them into a video.  My favorite is the magnetic putty and the metal cube (Beware of the Blob!), but they're all a lot of fun.  My thanks to Veerenda Chandrappa for posting this!

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asg_qa_s7
Mar. 8th, 2014 02:55 am (UTC)
Cool! Thanks for sharing another bit of awesomeness.

I'd love to try the magnet in the copper pipe, only with one side slit for materials of different resistivity. I /think/ that would cause the velocity of the fall to change (probably microscopically) according to the difficulty of inducing a current through the resistance.

It'd be fun to try.
kayshapero
Mar. 8th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
Sounds fairly straightforward; all you need is the pipe, samples of varying resistivity, a magnet, a metal saw, and a really good video camera. Let me know how it comes out if you do!
asg_qa_s7
Mar. 8th, 2014 01:09 pm (UTC)
I'm way too cheap. Thought experiments better fit my inclination. ;)
kayshapero
Mar. 9th, 2014 01:03 am (UTC)
OK, a friend with a really good video camera, and a nearby scrap metal yard. :)
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