Aluminum and Mercury

Dipublikasikan tanggal 13 Agu 2017
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When mercury is added to aluminum, it forms an amalgam (a mercury alloy).

Aluminum is normally protected by a thick oxide layer, but the formation of the amalgam disrupts it. It allows fresh aluminum to react with air to form white aluminum oxide. As the oxide grows, it forms as these cool white fibers.

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  • I find this fascinating . I don’t get why all the thumbs down ? What the hell is the matter with some people ? If they are not interested , then just don’t watch it . Some sad individuals just need to get a life

  • This is definitely better learning than my chemistry teacher. Madhumita pal. If you see this. You are a b@tch

  • Hey guys im coming here out of desperation for a chem final I have thzts due in 4 hours that I haven't even started, great vid though *dies*

  • In lay man terms hg makes al horny🤗🤗🤗 Hence an erection is observed

  • So this is why i cant bring Mercury on the airplane..?

  • Will it work with my neigbour's alloy wheels?

  • the fact that the timelapse was 180x speed, just proves how low my patience is.

  • i didnt understand i thing he said, i tried, so in summary, i just said it was cool.

  • Smart

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  • Everybody's a gangster until the ramen inside your bowl started levitating on its own

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  • Man this is like science fiction version of paranormal activity!

  • "if I has 20 Mora for every time Nile said mercury, I'd be richer than the FATUI"

  • So if mercury gets into a plane it will turn the plane into Chubaca 😂

  • This looks like a structure on Ilus made by the Ring builders

  • MDMA is ecstasy/molly. I didn't expect to learn about that here.

  • That was such a cool reaction!!

  • Looks like Elsa building her ice mansion! Pretty dope! I kinda did not get anything what you said though.. :p

  • What would happen if this was in a vacuum chamber?

  • NileRed, please synthesize Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) and document the process for "education". Preferably, a process that is easy to recreate with amateur equipment ;) . Also record yourself getting high off of it please and thank you. Lots of love... have been watching your content for a long time and love it.

  • I am exactly the 400K like

  • Anyone else think this is creepy and cool at the same time??????

  • Its amazing.So many commentators having several thousand likes.

  • It reminds me a lot of that experiment with Mercury thiocyanate :)

  • try to amalgamate a motherboard

  • Grow a house in 2523 be like

  • The thumbnail looks like witch's hair from the back 😱

  • But why is it banned on planes? Surely you would have to drill a well like Nilered did to actually allow it to react.

  • i came to this video to see an american say: a loo minn um im british

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  • Imagine the first person to do this. He must’ve been quite startled.

  • Hmm could this process clone more aluminum lol

  • 6:15 - Forbidden Spaghetti

  • Chemistry is just 💓

  • I would like to see this on a much larger scale if possible. If you would like that as well please like this comment.

  • Oooooooo cotton candy delicious

  • 2:25 dudes with aspergers when they see an anime girl.

  • I like how most of the comments talk about stuff like how the Amalgam popped out of nowhere and imagining stuff like accidentally dropping Mercury on Aluminium but forgetting that NileRed did *3* time-lapses in this vid.

  • make an Aluminum helmet, then grow Aluminum oxide hair!

  • Cool Imma make some mac n cheese now

  • It would be interesting to see a smaller piece of of aluminum plating soaked in acid and then dropped into mercury to see what would happen

  • Why is it called amalgamation, and not reaction ?

  • tech for new types of elevators somehow?

  • 6:08 It’s like the creepy girl coming out of the TV in “The Ring”movie

  • Is that true😳 cause it's amazing........👍

  • Tree timeline be like:

  • Are you talken about planet Mercury?!

  • 2:45 it looks like a unicorn pig

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  • 6:07

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  • The *MERCH-ERY.*

  • 6:10 it looks like a butthole

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  • 2:07 that is terrifying...

  • Wait what we just get to thre literal most interesting part the making of MDMA lmao that's interesting let's make some next time lolol. I wish ffs itll be legal soon enough tho

  • I don't understand a single word he said, but still worth to watch will the end

  • 2:25 Boys when they wake up:

  • 2:38 my pepe when no nut November ends

  • It looks like cousin IT

  • 2:30 My D in the morning

  • 06:22 looks like old Samara creeping out of my TV

  • This the shit that’s in the air, over time where gonna grow like that🤦🏽‍♀️

  • try this but at a much larger scale

  • I was told once that this is the reason why one can not go on a plane carrying mercury (including mercury thermometers), but it looked that only a small amount of aluminum reacted and that was not an easy reaction. Now I'm wondering if there is actually any danger of a small amount of mercury to "corrode" an airplane fuselage.

  • Can you eat it tho?

  • Looks like something out of resident evil

  • how the spire was made if fortnite was a science game lmao time stamp: 2:10 to 3:20

  • MDMA you say ?

  • why is this grossing me out

  • 2:27 when u see a pretty girl

  • I don’t understand what he’s saying but this is cool

  • I slept because the voice was so nice... I only slept on your channel, and TheProOscar

  • Plot twist: It's an alien coming out of a portal he created.

  • At 180x speed it too slow so in normal time it doesn't move

  • nile you're easily one of the coolest chemists ever

  • I thought the thumbnail was the back of ghostemane’s head

  • Please add subtitles....

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  • I wanted to know what is amalgam used for?

  • 0:16 Kid named Mercury:

  • the thumbnail just reminded me of the Addams Family character

  • That’s creepy as hell I want it

  • How did you even get Mercury!? (Its still cool though)

  • Not me thinking it was a wig on the thumbnail

  • 6:20 isnt that the hairy guy from dont hug me im scared

  • i like your funny words science-man

  • Godzilla 2.0 which is racist.

  • this is more interesting than what my chemistry teacher study us xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

  • 6:07 life in a time Laps from baby to an adult then to an old man or woman that is about to die

  • Please do this with 2 liters of mercury and 10 square meters of aluminium

  • 0:14 Mercury is quite destructive, which is way you're not allowed to bring it on a plane ...yes. Don't worry about it being a neurotoxin though. lol

  • Hey, idk if you have done this but why not drop the aluminum or pieces of it into mercury, enough of it to be submerged ... hmm..

  • this reaction happened to pretty much every male playing resident evil village