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Chemistry, fire and fun, oh my! [video]

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Weren’t thrilled with the news that someone finally saw a drop of pitch separate after decades of observation?

Well, we’ve got an experiment from the other end of the excitement spectrum, when Mercury(II) thiocyanate (Hg(SCN)2) and Ammonium chromate (NH4)2CrO4 are mixed together and lit on fire.

Almost-instant gratification!

Full story at YouTube via Gizmodo.

Fun with science!

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