Modern Alchemy: Detonating Nitrogen Triiodide

05 August 2013

I remember fondly how my chemistry teacher used to let us play with the explosive chemicals in our laboratory lessons. It's a good job we didn't have access to any Nitrogen Triiodide. Watch this video brought to you by the RI Channel, where you can see just how sensitive this explosive chemical it is. Don't try this at home!

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