Aluminum and Mercury

Published on Aug 13, 2017
15166862 views
NileRed
Aluminum and Mercury

Molecule Website: http://www.avogadr.io

Outro music: http://soundcloud.com/sorrysines

------------------------------------------


When mercury is added to aluminum, it forms an amalgam (a mercury alloy).

Aluminum is normally protected by a thick oxide layer, but the formation of the amalgam disrupts it. It allows fresh aluminum to react with air to form white aluminum oxide. As the oxide grows, it forms as these cool white fibers.


------------------------------------------


NileRed Shop: www.nilered.ca
Facebook: http://goo.gl/uyxvJV
Instagram: http://goo.gl/z4hFse
Patreon: http://goo.gl/3h353G


Loading...


Loading...