Saturday January 18th, 2014 20:37 Classic Chemistry: Cesium and Water

This is my chemistry experiment showing 1 gram of Cesium Metal in a glass pie pan full of cold tap water from the faucet. Like my other chemistry experiments this was filmed right up close.

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    41 Comments on “Classic Chemistry: Cesium and Water”

    • lithiumw October 11, 2009 at 11:46 pm

      Rare pictures !
      Thanks for posting your videos !
      (I have 5g cesium, but I don’t want to sacrify them 🙂

    • NaturalUniverse101 October 27, 2009 at 7:25 pm

      cool, don’t you get the same reaction without water?
      What is in the smoke from the reaction? probably deadly….lol

    • KEngel1021 October 28, 2009 at 1:45 am

      I am not quite sure what the smoke is. Maybe it is partially Cesium Hydroxide.

    • Garthvaderman October 28, 2009 at 10:53 am

      That’s one tough ant

    • AliasMe76 November 2, 2009 at 10:39 am

      It’s probably like the vapour given off when you mix sodium hydroxide and water; which is basically water vapour with sodium hydroxide dissolved in the droplets. And it’s not nice to inhale. I don’t know what caesium hydroxide would be like to inhale, but I don’t fancy the chances of the ant in that video!

      I wonder how violent the reaction would be with hot hydrochloric acid instead of cold water 🙂

    • NaturalUniverse101 November 2, 2009 at 8:02 pm

      need sound effects for that ant…

    • tetleydidley November 10, 2009 at 7:11 am

      think u should put a disclaimer

    • alx90x February 8, 2010 at 2:02 pm

      i love how the ant is still alive

    • KEngel1021 February 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm

      Yeah several people have commented on that. It was just one of those things that just added to the enjoyment of the video.

    • KEngel1021 February 8, 2010 at 2:15 pm

      I used the safety box with the camera to film that up close but I myself stood well away from that reaction.

    • vietanmay911 March 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

      where can you buy some cesium?

    • toadsEATbugs October 13, 2010 at 10:52 am

      That was definitely worth 2 minutes and 38 seconsds

    • mrhomescientist November 12, 2010 at 8:13 am

      There goes $125! Totally worth it though 🙂 I’d love to do this myself in the future, and make a good “alkali metals in water” video with all of them. United Nuclear is my favorite supplier too. Nice video!

    • DeathByImpulse January 31, 2011 at 5:04 am

      we need a gram of francium on youtube

    • KEngel1021 January 31, 2011 at 10:21 am

      @vietanmay911 Unitednuclear at their website

    • ronhogwarts March 7, 2011 at 6:06 am

      lots of ants feeling brave!

    • gleetaylorswiftfan3 March 20, 2011 at 4:29 am

      lol it cracked the cam

    • KEngel1021 March 20, 2011 at 3:39 pm

      @gleetaylorswiftfan3 it did not crack the cam

    • jonnyhart23 June 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm

      Too close dickhead. Do it again…

    • andyO4you June 10, 2011 at 11:03 pm

      i think you would go to jail with a lot of these in quantity.. 😀

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      Really useful, thanks:)

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