Something you may often hear is a statement to the effect of ‘nature is beautiful’. Most of us probably wouldn’t argue with this. When we think of nature we often think of gorgeous landscapes, interesting animals, and sunsets. Nature and science are so easily linked, but I doubt most of us would think of science as also being beautiful in the same way we think of nature’s beauty.
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The folks over at Beautifulchemistry.net, which is a collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsinghua University Press aims to use technology and digital imaging to bring the beauty of science to life. You can see many more images and videos on their site, but we’ve highlighted three videos below which show the awesome beauty of three different chemical reactions. These awesome high-def time lapse videos are sped up (indicated on the top right corner of each video when you play it) and short enough to watch all three during a procrastination break. The descriptions of each chemical reaction below the videos are from the original site -we’ve kept them as-is since we aren’t chemists and didn’t want to unintentionally transcribe a reaction incorrectly.
Whether you’re a chemistry teacher, a parent, an artist, or just someone who loves beautiful things, these videos are worth a look!
The molecules inside some plants giving them vibrant colors can change to other colors under acid and base conditions. What we show here is color change of purple cabbage and a flower named Teornia fournieri in sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and hydrochloric acid (HCl) solutions.
We dropped zinc metal in silver nitrate (AgNO), copper sulfate (CuSO), and lead nitrate (Pb)(NO) solutions, and recorded the emergence of silver, copper, and lead metals with beautiful structure. To preserve the fragile structure of lead metal, we also added sodium silicate (NaSiO) and acetic acid (CH-COOH) to the solution to make it gelatinize.
Many chemical reactions generate gases. In solution, gases escape as bubbles. Here we show 4 bubbling reactions. The last one is the electrolysis of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) aqueous solution. It is obvious that the reaction generated more hydrogen (H) at the cathode than oxygen (O) at the anode. In fact, the ideal volume ratio is H2 : O2 = 2 : 1.