Seeing Electrons with the Naked Eye!

  • Published: 12 November 2017
  • This was an amazing video to make! Electrons just falling out of wires and sitting there in solution. Liquid metal that grows by itself! all thanks to the addition of a little liquid ammonia to some sodium and potassium!

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Comments • 3 496

  • MegaVRAK
    MegaVRAK  3 days back

    at 1:07 you actually have a mistake there. Water is not a hydride of oxygen, cuz hydrogen in it has a (1+) ox. number. Water is actually an oxide, "oxide of hydrogen" . Other names are for example : xxidane,hydrogen oxide,hydrogen hydroxide(wiki).

    • Trioxidane225
      Trioxidane225  4 days back

      Fun fact:
      Ammonia actually *liquifies* when its dissolved in the water. Its unstable hence its volatility but is meta stable due to strong hydrogen bond formarion. It's super easy to prove; the math is super easy to do. Find the density of anhydrous liquid ammonia at room temp, then add it in parts, for instance 25% ammonia solution would be (ammonia density) + 1g/mL (water) + 1 + 1 and then you will get the density of your liquid. GUESS WHAT it's the exact same density as you'll find for ammonia solution densities.

      Anyhydrous Ammonia(liquid) density at 60°F (aprox.)
      Water density at 60°F(aprox.)

      25% Ammonia-Water solution
      ((.608g/mL + 1g/mL + 1g/mL + 1g/mL)/(4))

      This equals a density of .902g/mL which is the density of ammonia solution at 60°F

      • Chris Busenkell
        Chris Busenkell  1 weeks back

        that's awesome, thanks for sharing that with us.

        • Chris Busenkell
          Chris Busenkell  1 weeks back

          You never said you were an alchemist before? i dunno Thunderf00t, now I'm gonna start to question everything in your videos...except you and I will always agree that going to Mars is a totally retarded idea. if it wasn't so expensive though it would be a good way to get rid of a bunch of idiots. and we could watch it on that would be fun.

          • james sc
            james sc  2 weeks back

            wow it's amazing what you've captured here. very beautiful

            • Tony Hardy
              Tony Hardy  3 weeks back

              Ever consider cooking up some meth? You can make a lot of money. Make it really clean. Some good shit. Lol.

              • epiccollision
                epiccollision  3 weeks back

                Isn’t that just a spark??

                • Terrence Koeman
                  Terrence Koeman  3 weeks back

                  You should really get a 4k camera... 720p is too low for this :(

                  • Omar alpjaly
                    Omar alpjaly  3 weeks back

                    2:46 My ear hurts 😭

                    • Jan Schneidereit
                      Jan Schneidereit  3 weeks back

                      I wiched this would have all been available in school when i was young this would have kept me way more interessted in chemistry then a boring old lady.

                      • Mateusz Czerniawski
                        Mateusz Czerniawski  1 weeks back

                        You don't want to study chemistry in anyway. Trust me, been there.

                    • Gary Hawkins
                      Gary Hawkins  3 weeks back

                      You should see an effect moving a neodymium magnet past it. Or at 14:00, anything extra happen in the presence of a strong magnetic field?

                      • The One
                        The One  4 weeks back

                        Join the Flat Earth Debates every day live on NathanOakley1980 youtube channel!!!!

                        • Toby W
                          Toby W  4 weeks back

                          Get that sodium in your eye and it should react as with water!

                          • threeMetreJim
                            threeMetreJim  1 months back

                            I wonder what would happen if you removed the metal but left the solvated electrons, then let the ammonia evaporate. I'm guessing it wouldn't be good. Lots of negativity there.

                            • Kenneth Wiley
                              Kenneth Wiley  1 months back

                              not sure if this video should be taken seriously?

                              • Parklawnz
                                Parklawnz  1 months back

                                This channel would be my one of my favorites if only you:

                                1. Cut down on the hyperbole. It’s in all of your videos and really degrades your arguments.

                                2. Did less “Busted” and did more straight chemistry/science videos like this one.

                                • Sean Ramey
                                  Sean Ramey  3 weeks back

                                  And less click bait titles... like this one. Interesting video, but completely wrong title.

                              • Obi-Dan Kenobi
                                Obi-Dan Kenobi  1 months back

                                It's almost like listening to Alan Partridge explains science. I love it.

                                • Valiant Warrior
                                  Valiant Warrior  1 months back

                                  Pretty cool. I wish I understood the chemistry as well as you so I could better appreciate what is actually happening. But regardless, it’s amazing how spectacular the effects can be when combining elements.

                                  • Devashish Sood
                                    Devashish Sood  1 months back

                                    Anybody cringe with the lack of gloves?

                                    • Important Videos
                                      Important Videos  1 months back

                                      What have I been doing with my life

                                      • Michael Sears
                                        Michael Sears  1 months back

                                        Is it technically cooking inside out inside of outside in? Kind of like a planet

                                        • Michael Sears
                                          Michael Sears  1 months back

                                          If you use a thermostat as electric. Isn't heat and ice electricity.

                                          • Pet your cats
                                            Pet your cats  1 months back

                                            Is that a Pebble smartwatch?

                                            • pepsi Atlas
                                              pepsi Atlas  1 months back

                                              i like the non debunking videos. theres a layer of wholesomeness to theme

                                              • Stuart Curry
                                                Stuart Curry  2 months back

                                                As a good chemist, can I ask you why you are pouring ethanol from a bottle labelled acetone?

                                                • James Harrell
                                                  James Harrell  2 months back

                                                  My question is where did the electrons go... would we see them flying off in a cloud chamber?

                                                  • Guy That
                                                    Guy That  2 months back

                                                    If sodium explodes in water due to losing its electrons why didn't it explode in ammonia?

                                                    • Kyle Simon
                                                      Kyle Simon  2 months back

                                                      Why is that ethanol reaction so satisfying?

                                                      • Khaithang Haokip
                                                        Khaithang Haokip  2 months back

                                                        so will it cure cancer?

                                                        • The Commentator
                                                          The Commentator  2 months back

                                                          Thats what Most people call a Wonder.

                                                          • The Florida Man Of YT Comments

                                                            What happens if you eat it? Asking for a friend.

                                                            • joesaiditstrue
                                                              joesaiditstrue  2 months back

                                                              @15:01 Anyone instantly think of the final scenes of the movie Sunshine?

                                                              • Cristian Chisbora
                                                                Cristian Chisbora  2 months back

                                                                So glad you are not a safety freak like most academics.

                                                                • Xaranar
                                                                  Xaranar  2 months back

                                                                  The alchemists couldn't make gold from other metals because they were going about it the wrong way. They were trying to do it chemically, and it can only be done nuclearly.

                                                                  • Bazooka Llama Productions

                                                                    ammonia smells like the end of the world.

                                                                    • Vagabond_Shadow
                                                                      Vagabond_Shadow  2 months back

                                                                      What is the music played at the end please ?

                                                                      • Narasimha Raju
                                                                        Narasimha Raju  2 months back

                                                                        i have seen electrons with naked eye, i must be given Nobel prize!!!!!!!

                                                                        • daniel barucha
                                                                          daniel barucha  3 months back

                                                                          Why really people dislike this video? What's wrong? Really.

                                                                          • alexguskov25
                                                                            alexguskov25  3 months back

                                                                            A chunk of that potassium will probably be enough for 60 years . Just think no more bananas.
                                                                            Want potassium suck on that chunk 😂

                                                                            • Charles Seymour
                                                                              Charles Seymour  3 months back

                                                                              Sheer genius clip. Well produced video and fascinating chemistry.

                                                                              • TOCK Sydney the clown sid

                                                                                Unreal my friend look like a gases from Orion's belt

                                                                                • Willie Feelz
                                                                                  Willie Feelz  3 months back

                                                                                  I could watch these all day

                                                                                  • Michael Ward
                                                                                    Michael Ward  3 months back

                                                                                    Great stuff. Thanks 😁

                                                                                    • Jordan Scheurer
                                                                                      Jordan Scheurer  3 months back

                                                                                      Why is it that I can listen to someone with an accent talk about anything for hours lol

                                                                                      • Willian M.
                                                                                        Willian M.  3 months back

                                                                                        now you can open a Startup that makes gold and crowdfund it!

                                                                                        • SirLOL SisLOL
                                                                                          SirLOL SisLOL  3 months back

                                                                                          How about seeing the eye with naked electrons? Lol seriously, its possible.

                                                                                          • Mario Towers
                                                                                            Mario Towers  3 months back

                                                                                            This guy talks like he has a HOT potato in his mouth, don't believe me listen to the way he says water it makes me cringe

                                                                                            • Mario Towers
                                                                                              Mario Towers  3 months back

                                                                                              @Forever Learning then buddy we are both old lol...I was just shopping on Amazon the other night trying to buy me a sony got me thinking if I would of just kept the one I had growing up, the cheapest one I saw was $250.00 dollars so I ordered the two vol.1 and vol.2 of the Guardians of the galaxy soundtrack but I dont own a single tape player. oh the problems I'm facing now that I'm hitting 35😣😔😁

                                                                                            • Forever Learning
                                                                                              Forever Learning  3 months back

                                                                                              @Mario Towers Where did you get the idea I was offended? I was merely surprised by the nature of the comment. If people cringe so easily just hearing someone else's accent, maybe _they_ should stay away from the Internet. I'm on the Internet since the '80s when there wasn't even a world wide web, and won't budge.

                                                                                            • Mario Towers
                                                                                              Mario Towers  3 months back

                                                                                              @Forever Learning well of course not, that's what makes this conversation possible, but if you get offended so easily here is my piece of advice......stay away from the internet buddy😁😁😁😁

                                                                                            • Forever Learning
                                                                                              Forever Learning  3 months back

                                                                                              Well, you should know not everybody speaks with your accent.

                                                                                          • missanna208802
                                                                                            missanna208802  3 months back

                                                                                            Wait..what you did is make "free electrons," right? can you pull them out of solution and have electron dust? Do they clump together or would this make the the smallest dust particles in the world? Are they safe to touch?