Hands-on experiments can make studying chemistry slightly more enjoyable, but the bulk of the learning usually comes from a massive and boring textbook. Maybe the world would have more aspiring chemists if lessons were instead taught using these microscopic videos of chemical reactions happening right before your eyes.
The Beauty of Science created Precipitation3, a short film captured through the eye of a microscope revealing multiple chemical reactions where liquid solutions become solids—or precipitates. There are eight reactions in total, including the two highlighted above during which silver nitrate and potassium chromate produce silver chromate, and chromium chloride and sodium carbonate combine to create chromium carbonate... Like we said, just watch the video. It’s far more enjoyable. [Vimeo via Boing Boing]