20 Amazing Chemical Reactions GIFs

Mar 19, 2015 | Photography, Science | 4 comments

Chemical Reactions GIFs

The molecular materials of our daily lives are so predictable that we often forget how some truly strange stuff can happen with basic elements. Even within our own bodies, chemical reactions occur that seem like magic. Enjoy 20 of the most mesmerizing and fascinating chemical reaction GIFs of the bizarre workings of the chemical world.


Blood meets hydrogen peroxide


Sodium acetate crystallization


Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction


Water bridge formed by electric current


Alpha particle trails from radioactive decay of Radon 220


Snake venom meets blood


A lightbulb burning out


Aluminum and iodine


Dehydration of sugar in sulfuric acid

Chemical GIFs Sugar Sulfuric Acid


Prince Rupert’s Drop suffers a fracture

Prince Ruperts Drop


White tin crumbling into grey tin after

cooling to less than 13 degrees Celsius

Chemical Reaction GIFs Tin Morphing


Elephant’s toothpaste

Chemical Reaction GIFs Elephant Toothpaste


Mercury reacting with aluminum

Chemical Reaction GIFs Mercury


Burning ammonium dichromate

Chemical Reaction GIFs Ammonium


Hydrophobic sand

Hydrophobic Sand


Catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

Chemical Reaction GIFs Catalytic Decomposition


Electrical treeing

Chemical Reaction GIFs Electrical Treeing


Burning lithium

Chemical Reaction GIFs Lithium


Burning mercury II thiocyanate

Mercury Thiocyanate


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Chemical Reactions GIFs

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