Periodic Table of Videos

OK OK, it’s another periodic table – but we’re CHEMISTS and we love ’em. This one really is quite different though.

Martyn Poliakoff and his colleagues at Nottingham University have got together with video journalist Brady Haran to create short videos about every single element. It’s still a work in progress, but they’re only missing 20. The Daily Telegraph describes the clips as ‘lively’ and containing ‘explosive experiments that are now rarely carried out in British schools’ – you have been warned!

You can even subscribe to the YouTube feed to be notified when they upload new ones.

For those hungry for more explosions, we can recommended searching for Group 1 or 2 metals on YouTube…


Neil Withers (Associate Editor, Nature Chemistry)