On Monday (August 20) I'll be uploading 24 short videos to the periodicvideos YouTube channel.
Each video will be released on the hour - sort of like a clock's chime - starting from midnight.
August 20 has been chosen for this celebration of chemistry because it's the birthday of Jöns Jacob Berzelius - a founding father of the field.
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Why am I doing this? A few reasons.
1. I've never done it before... It's an experiment.
3. Seeing the reactions as stand-alone snippets may raise awareness of films we've done in the past that people are unaware of (some were filmed a few years ago).
Many of the reactions are among our most spectacular and fiery, but there are also a few peaceful colour change reactions.
Below is the video I used to introduce the idea and a discussion of Berzelius from Professor Martyn Poliakoff.