20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

The molecular materials of our daily lives are so predictable that we often forget how some truly strange stuff can happen with basic elements. Even within our own bodies, chemical reactions occur that seem like magic. Enjoy 20 of the most mesmerizing and fascinating GIFs of the bizarre workings of the chemical world:

Prince Rupert’s Drop suffers a fracture

White tin crumbling into grey tin after cooling to less than 13 degrees Celsius

Chemical Reaction GIFs Tin Morphing

Source: Pikd It

Elephant’s toothpaste

Chemical Reaction GIFs Elephant Toothpaste

Source: Cheezburger

Mercury reacting with aluminum

Burning ammonium dichromate

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, as well as a graduate researcher at The New School.
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