A series of short videos of fun demonstrations about the chemistry of the gases in our atmosphere, taken from a lecture by Dr. Peter Wothers of the University of Cambridge.
See how carbon dioxide is made when we breathe!
A few short, fun demonstrations exploring the properties of carbon dioxide.
Showing how dangerous carbon monoxide gas is formed.
Dramatic demonstration of how carbon dioxide can put out a fire!
See how carbon dioxide turns straight from a solid into a gas!
Watch Peter Wothers try to make liquid carbon dioxide
Great demonstration of how the greenhouse effect is warming up the earth.
Explosive demonstration of the combustion of hydrogen.
Trying to burn a balloon full of hydrogen.
Showing how hydrogen is used as a fuel in rockets.
Some futuristic vehicles which rely on hydrogen as a fuel.
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