Fun With Chemistry

There's a slew of chemistry videos waiting to be viewed from the University of Nottingham's Periodic Table of Videos. Sandra Porter links to the crowd favorite of dropping sodium into water and seeing what happens. The videos go all the way up to ununoctium.

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