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Microscopic Footage Reveals Beauty of Chemical Reactions

The video looks like an art project — but it is actually aimed at getting viewers jazzed about science.

The video looks like an art project — but it is actually aimed at getting viewers jazzed about science. 

Created by Envisioning Chemistry, an education resource organization that produces "inspiring content" for science students, this footage shows the hypnotic beauty of chemical reactions on a microscopic level. 

As part of the Beauty of Science series, the video shows eight chemicals reactions where liquids become solid or precipitates.

The video includes the following reactions: 

1. Nickel chloride and sodium carbonate produce nickel carbonate precipitation.
2. Iron(III) chloride and sodium hydroxide produce iron(III) hydroxide precipitation. 
3. Barium chloride and sodium sulfate produce barium sulfate precipitation.
4. Chromium chloride and sodium hydroxide produce chromium hydroxide precipitation.
5. Copper sulfate and sodium hydroxide produce copper hydroxide precipitation. 
6. Silver nitrate and potassium chromate produce silver chromate precipitation.
7. Chromium chloride and sodium carbonate produce chromium carbonate precipitation.
8. Silver nitrate and sodium chloride produce silver chloride precipitation.

Envisioning Chemistry says it takes advantage of "state-of-the-art photography equipment, including high-resolution microscopes, thermal imaging infrared cameras, high-speed cameras and 4K Ultra HD cameras" to caputre the reactions. Check it out: 

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