You may have seen this wacky experiment in a chemistry class or on late-night TV. Dropping a mixture into some hydrogen peroxide produces a huge foamy flume. But what's actually causing that big mess? Turns out it's a great illustration of a key concept in chemistry.
In this week's video, Reactions teams up with chemistry professor Matt Hartings, PhD, to explain the Elephant Toothpaste experiment. And the best part? It’s in slow motion. Everything is cooler in slow motion.
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