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8 hypnotic GIFs of chemical reactions with everyday objects

Just *try* and stop watching. Try.

CHEMISTRY, YOU BLOW our minds. All GIFs via the wonderful chemicalreactiongifs on Reddit.

1. This GIF of what happens when you dab a 9V battery on a simple piece of steel wool

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2. Or hold a fluorescent bulb close to a plasma globe

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3. Putting Alka-Seltzer in water… in zero gravity

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4. What happens to a pencil when you run electrical current through it

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5. ‘Cutting’ a single water droplet… with a superhydrophobic knife on superhydrophobic surfaces

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6. Putting an incredibly strong magnet up to an old-style TV screen

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7. Hitting a carnation, frozen in liquid nitrogen, with a hammer

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8. And finally, just lighting a match

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All images via the incredible chemicalreactiongifs on Reddit

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