Watch Chemical Elements Burn and Transform Into Awesome-Looking Compounds

When elements combust, they create wild and different-looking compounds. After watching this video, you’re going to want to torch the entire periodic table.

Sodium, which starts out as a silver-white metal, first turns into sodium oxide, which is like a white powder, then turns into molten sodium, which is hot metal goo, and then turns into this purple egg-ish thing before finally bursting into flames and ending as sodium peroxide, which is totally gnarly.

The video, Elemental Burning by Yan Liang, also features carbon, phosphorus, magnesium, and sulfur... on fire.


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I wouldn’t be so quick to touch the fluorine.