Recreating one of the weirdest reactions

by Super User, 6 years ago
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***Reuploaded because I used a clip of BBC footage in the intro and it was automatically flagged by the system and demonetized.


About a year ago, I saw one of the weirdest reactions that I've ever seen. It was called the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction and it's one of the few good examples of an oscillating chemical reaction. I decided to try and do it myself, and this video summarizes the process that I used.

*At the 5min mark, I say 1.5g phenanthroline monohydrate, but 5g is written. It is indeed 1.5g though.

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I have also covered another type of oscillating reaction:


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