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Here’s what chemical reactions look like in close-up HD

Yes, this will be on the test.


Miles Klee


Posted on Oct 7, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 11:17 am CDT

Would you have done better in chemistry class with the aid of videos offering magnified, high-definition views of what was happening inside those test tubes? Hell, you’d probably be a Nobel-winning scientist by now. Take a gander and think of what might have been:

The short film above is part of a project called Beautiful Chemistry, a collaboration between Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsinghua University Press that seeks to give the layperson a greater appreciation of the microscopic wonders that make up our world. And because it’s so cool, we had to make GIFs:  


Science! You may never understand it, but there’s a decent chance it understands you. 

H/T Sploid via Pixable | Photo via L2 Molecule/Vimeo  

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*First Published: Oct 7, 2014, 5:30 am CDT