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Foam explosion in super slow motion (video)

15.06.2016

You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV.

Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But what's actually causing that big mess?


You might have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But what's actually causing that big mess? Turns out it's a great illustration of a key concept in chemistry. In this week's video, Reactions teams up with chemistry professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., to explain the Elephant Toothpaste experiment. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/PX7TIqAJRSY.

Credit: The American Chemical Society

Turns out it's a great illustration of a key concept in chemistry.

In this week's video, Reactions teams up with chemistry professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., to explain the Elephant Toothpaste experiment.

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/PX7TIqAJRSY.

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