The best freaky chemical reaction


Chemistry is an amazing thing. The things we use everyday come from people mixing atoms and molecules together. It’s an integral part of our health services, our modes of transport and nearly all else we concern ourselves with on a day to day basis.

It’s very easy to think of chemists as these crazy people who sit in labs and mix different coloured powders and create explosions, but if you’ve ever created a volcano from baking soda and vinegar then you’re a chemist. Just a slightly tamer one.

There’s so much power in chemistry and it’s allowed us to create dry ice, which is pretty cool at gigs, weddings and graduation. You know you’ve made it when you have an eerie fog at your feet whilst you’re saying your vows.

But there are some freaky reactions in chemistry and I came across one recently which mega creeped me out:

Chemical reaction

HOLD UP! What’s happening here?! Is that alive?!

Chemical reaction 2


What the flip have we uncovered?! It’s coming to get us.

Why are you doing it as well? Stop that. WHY?!

Chemical reaction 3


Oh wait. It finished. I’m still alive.

So there you go. That’s some chemistry for you. Some ugly, creepy, wonderful chemistry. Just don’t attempt to destroy the monster with fire, it’ll only make it stronger…