Experiment Videos

FWS – The Briggs-Rauscher Reaction

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The Briggs-Rauscher reaction is a colourless solution that becomes amber then suddenly turns blue-black. The blue-black will fade to colourless, and the cycle will repeat several times with a period which initially lasts a few seconds but gradually lengthens. After a few minutes the solution will remain blue-black that liberates iodine vapors. The reaction can occur via two differ processes. A ...

FWS – Trying to Destroy My Wii with Potassium Permanganate & Glycerol

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So believe it or not I had another games console break on me. This time it was my Nintendo Wii and, like before, I had to take out my aggression on it using some SCIENCE or, more specifically, potassium permanganate and glycerol. Potassium permanganate is a strong oxidiser and when in contact with glycerol, bursts into flames. 14KMnO4 + 4C3H5(OH)3 —-> 7K2CO3 + 7Mn2O3 +5CO2 ...

FWS – The Iodine Clock Reaction

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  The iodide clock reaction is one of the classic chemical reactions you are shown in school/university. Two colourless solutions are mixed together and, in a given amount of time, the solution suddenly turns dark blue – almost black. There are several variations of the clock reaction but this video concentrates on the iodate version. The chemistry is rather difficult as there are ...

FWS – Chemical Chameleon Reaction

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The chemical chameleon reaction is a two step reaction in which you can visualise various oxidation states of manganese starting with potassium permanganate (+7) and ending with manganese dioxide (+4). The reaction is performed in alkaline conditions using caster sugar as a reduction agent. In the first step of this reaction, the purple potassium permanganate is being reduced down to the green ...

FWS – Ant Colony Vlog #3

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Its been a very eventful month for the ants in the gel ant farm. The queen ant has started to started to lay eggs and Myles was lucky enough to catch her doing this on camera. “How it Begins” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Intro Music by Michael ‘Skitch’ Schiciano bio: ...

FWS – Ant Colony Vlog #2

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The second of a series of vlogs were Myles talks about his ant farm. in the moth from the last video the ants have discovered how to dig and are doing ...

FWS – Plasma Ball and the Gentleman Physicist

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Did you know that plasma balls can make floressed light bulbs glow. Its a cool science trick you can do at home. In this video Myles had no clue about how plasma balls worked so he got help from a fellow YouTube scientist. The Gentleman Physicist’s channel ...

FWS – Destroying a Aluminium Star Trek Badge with Gallium

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When Myles accidentally bought a fake aluminium star trek badge he got angry. So he took out his anger by destroying the badge with SCIENCE! specifically gallium. Jame’s Channel Dexter – Party Orchestra These picture were takes whilst making a video on the properties of Gallium. First predicted in 1871 by Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev, gallium is a soft silvery metal witch has a ...

FWS – Homemade Diffusion Cloud Chamber

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In this video Myles Power shows how to make a cloud chamber. A cloud chamber, also known as the Wilson chamber, is a device which makes visible the paths of charged particles emitted as a result of radioactive decay. A very simplified version of the cloud chamber called a “diffusion cloud chamber” can be constructed at schools from available scientific supply companies. This ...