Stinks and bangs


This year’s Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are being given on the subject of chemistry by one Peter Wothers, who obviously has a talent for outreach.  Within ten minutes his live audience was cowering and hilarious.  Here at home we were merely hilarious.  Here’s the iPlayer link to the first lecture:

wothersWe’ve seen some of these experiments before, but rarely so engagingly presented.  And who would have thought of introducing caesium and fluorine to one another in the presence of a live audience?


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