Amazing 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


Prince Rupert’s Drop suffers a fracture

White tin crumbling into grey tin after cooling to less than 13 degrees Celsius


Elephant’s toothpaste


Mercury reacting with aluminum

Burning ammonium dichromate


Hydrophobic sand


Catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide

Electrical treeing

Burning lithium

Burning mercury II thiocyanate

What is Gif ?

The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF /ˈdʒɪf/ JIF or /ˈɡɪf/ GHIF) is a bitmap image format that was developed by a team at the bulletin board service (BBS) provider CompuServe led by American computer scientist Steve Wilhite on June 15, 1987.[1] It has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.


*Chemical Reactions GIFs