Exploding Coffee (Video)

OMG, Sci/Tech, Weird — By on 2012/02/19 4:17 AM

Exploding Coffee

So, you make yourself a nice cup of coffee in the morning and then it suddenly punches you in the face! For real.

OK, so this is not really coffee, but it’s still a pretty darn cool video. The chemical experiment in question is actually an ‘explosive polymerization of p-nitroaniline by sulfuric acid.’ It doesn’t sound as exciting as exploding coffee, but now you know. :)

You can educate yourself further and watch the video from the begging or just skip to 1:18 for the money shot.

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