Aluminum and Mercury

  • Published on Aug 14, 2017
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    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.


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  • NileRed
    NileRed  Year ago +500

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    • Sebastian Yu
      Sebastian Yu 7 days ago

      NileRed if you wanna destroy aluminum use gallium instead of mercury

    • Erik Joseph Wislinsky
      Erik Joseph Wislinsky 10 days ago

      Are your tweets just as idiotic as what you say in your videos? I need to learn how to do this so I can start making sweet sweet youtube money. Gotta start talking me dumb so i gets all the views. Ya know, because views are what get you the youtube money. It's how of how USclip works. Unfortunately, I don't know what I'm doing, so I'll just have to randomly try different things, and if they don't work, I will go ahead and explain them again before doing them again.

      Do I just drink some of the Mercury? Is that the trick?

    • revanth rao
      revanth rao 11 days ago

      dude instead of using dilute acids to dissolve the oxide layer and then using Hg to react with Al ....use nessler's reagent ( potassium tetraiodomercurate ) the reaction is more faster and it's quite exothermic... so the reaction will tend to occur faster than using elemental mercury

    • Xipo
      Xipo Month ago

      How much termal conductive is Hg-Al amalgam foam ? Why not try Copper-Mercury mix ?

    • Clockwork_Onion
      Clockwork_Onion Month ago

      Once again they're stealing your content. They even removed (or cut off) your watermark [found on] [link to contact deMilked over this thing ]

  • Endermage77
    Endermage77 Day ago

    This is how Sauron built his tower so quickly

    HECTOR 2 days ago

    Should of tried distilled water, or should of tried a purified air. I'm curious if that would change things.

  • Tanee Dabney
    Tanee Dabney 2 days ago

    elemental mercury can easily absorb through skin and kill though brain degradation. PLEASE BE CAREFUL

  • fish sticks on a ukulele

    6:18 anyone recognize this?
    clue: red guy but silver

  • Asim lamichhane
    Asim lamichhane 3 days ago

    4:34 metal brain

  • I want to learn energy transfers

    I was curious how I could use that as an antenna to collect the free electrons the negative charge?

  • Nuni Ros
    Nuni Ros 4 days ago

    Tas loko wey

  • Pharaoh on LFS
    Pharaoh on LFS 4 days ago

    It GROWS....

  • Choco& Cheeze
    Choco& Cheeze 4 days ago

    Making troll’s hair lol

  • David Dawkins
    David Dawkins 4 days ago

    And we put this shit in our body's...

  • Neddie Valentine
    Neddie Valentine 4 days ago

    that second one looks like a fuckin eldritch horror lmfao

  • Ana Justice
    Ana Justice 4 days ago

    Mercury is not a toy. Just the vapor can harm a person. Please watch

  • Ana Justice
    Ana Justice 4 days ago

    I have a great idea...let's put aluminum AND mercury in vaccines and inject them into newborn babies!! Oh wait...they already do that. No worries, I am sure it is perfectly ''safe.''

  • David Perkins
    David Perkins 4 days ago

    What on earth is aluminum?

  • MediaFilter
    MediaFilter 5 days ago

    @6:15 Cousin It.

  • frog knees
    frog knees 5 days ago

    These days if a drop of Mercury gets spilled the hazmat team is called in. When I went to school the science teacher had a little vile of mercury and he would pour some into a students hand .The student would look at ,roll it around in their hand and pass it on to the next student. We never washed our hands before lunch. Now this would be a major incident , the teacher would probably get fired.

  • Tony Fisher
    Tony Fisher 5 days ago +1

    Wouldn't sand paper have worked as well?

  • zachary patchen
    zachary patchen 5 days ago

    Ghostemane in thumbnail

  • Eventually Sa
    Eventually Sa 5 days ago


  • SteveVi0lence
    SteveVi0lence 5 days ago

    Let's see you try MDMA

  • Clay Pritchett
    Clay Pritchett 5 days ago

    That thing looks scary.

  • FreakPeak Origins
    FreakPeak Origins 5 days ago +1

    We must spawn *_tHe ToWeR_*

  • J Suparman
    J Suparman 5 days ago

    Great Vid. Thx.

  • Jslayallday92 S
    Jslayallday92 S 5 days ago

    Mmmmm very interesting indeed, now blow something up.

  • Aika Aika
    Aika Aika 5 days ago

    Looks like live culture growing

  • jonpaul fink
    jonpaul fink 6 days ago +1

    This is why i don't get vaxxed

  • Kazï Ripsta
    Kazï Ripsta 6 days ago

    Recreated asbestos

  • PatRiot
    PatRiot 6 days ago +2

    Anyone else worried about the thin and incredibly delicate gloves he’s wearing while handling mercury???????
    Just looking at those gloves the wrong way can tear them...
    Wouldn’t doubt we hear about this guy having brain issues in the future /:
    Many gloves can absorb mercury through the “pores” in them

    • Fuck Off
      Fuck Off 4 days ago +1

      PatRiot yeah couldn’t stop thinking about that when I was watching

  • GoldenratioTLC28 **
    GoldenratioTLC28 ** 6 days ago +1

    So basically U could've saved taxpayers billions of dollars....💯...
    Did CERN see this info...🤔😂

  • lord Freiza
    lord Freiza 6 days ago +2

    The most fun chemistry station is Walter White's. 😎

  • Sahil Verma
    Sahil Verma 6 days ago

    Do experiments with sodium

  • Anti T-Series Clan
    Anti T-Series Clan 6 days ago

    2:28 my pp at 12 am

  • kcars409
    kcars409 6 days ago +9

    Yeah I can see how this might bring down an airplane.

  • MagneticFlux of the Shattered Sun

    Its the girl from the Ring on Meth.

  • V MAN
    V MAN 6 days ago

    My space ship runs on mercury.

  • Kurly Fryz
    Kurly Fryz 6 days ago

    What if we made clothes out of this

    LYLATXSYSTEM 7 days ago

    ....the production of MDMA....
    you opened a giant can if worms right at the end! 😎

  • Yori the strawberry
    Yori the strawberry 7 days ago

    Pls someone get the holy water

  • rishav kumar
    rishav kumar 7 days ago

    cool chemical art

  • Sister STFU
    Sister STFU 7 days ago

    I thought the thumbnail was Billie Eilish

  • Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson 7 days ago

    Is this defined as a crystal?
    So can Gas Chromatography watch aluminum and mercury mix together in the brain after vaccines? If not, what method then?
    There is oxygen in brain right...and in blood?
    And yes, Mercury is still in vaccines, Flu shot especially, and China uses it in vaccine production to USA.

    • Rachel Johnson
      Rachel Johnson 2 days ago

      +David Partridge I have already seen the studies on neurodegeneration. Scientists have already found heavy metals accumulate in tissues. Study heavy metal toxicity symptoms, they match autism symptoms.
      Thimerosal is still in vaccines due to unregulated China making most vaccines for the USA, and they use it in the manufacturing process, it cannot be removed...even if it could they would not attempt to do so since it would raise manufacturing cost. Pre-inflammatory cells deliver heavy metals to the brain tissues.
      All you people like to talk about differences in metal types, organic or otherwise, but it seems it is all bad. Ingested, injected, or touched.

    • David Partridge
      David Partridge 2 days ago

      You also mention mercury, and how your children had vaccines, and it must be bad etc, but all childhood vaccines have had no thimerosal 20+ years

    • David Partridge
      David Partridge 2 days ago

      "A vaccine containing 0.01% thimerosal as a preservative contains 50micrograms of thimerosal per 0.5 mL dose or approximately 25 micrograms of mercury per 0.5 mL dose. For comparison, this is roughly the same amount of elemental mercury contained in a 3 ounce can of tuna fish.Feb 2, 2018"
      Source, FDA

    • David Partridge
      David Partridge 2 days ago

      You still have demonstrated zero understanding of the difference between thimerosal and mercury as well. learn about something before trying to make claims about it. I also found zero studies related to people with autism having neurodegeneration.

    • David Partridge
      David Partridge 2 days ago

      A million things will eat neurons....

  • Basilia&Lewey
    Basilia&Lewey 7 days ago

    I played with mercury when I was a 4 year old(40 years ago). I knew where my father stored it and I got ahold of it. I knew not to touch it and I dropped a bit of it out the container to watch it form a ball and then I carefully placed it back. I'm still here on earth. The thoughts of it haunt me until this very day.

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    666k subscribers

  • Ryan Jonas
    Ryan Jonas 7 days ago +1

    Can we build a space elevator with something like this?

  • DysnomiaFilms
    DysnomiaFilms 7 days ago +1

    That sounds really boring.

  • DysnomiaFilms
    DysnomiaFilms 7 days ago +1

    I wonder what will happen.

  • exoticbanana
    exoticbanana 7 days ago

    3:17 looks like a very long dog

  • Raruku XCarung
    Raruku XCarung 7 days ago

    Full mercury alchemist

  • The Blue Marvel
    The Blue Marvel 7 days ago

    It wasn’t clickbait

  • robert Zimmerle
    robert Zimmerle 7 days ago +1

    I have reason to believe this chemical reaction and others like it are how ancient civilizations stacked giant blocks

  • captain26
    captain26 7 days ago

    Less than 2 minutes in, already liked and commenting because THANK YOU for showing the failed attempts and chemical equation. REAL SCIENCE people! Failures and deeper understanding. Awesome!

  • Ян Ноев
    Ян Ноев 7 days ago +1

    Здоровья тебе, экспериментатор ! Ртуть, очень долго выводиться из организма...

  • That Ebutuoy Guy
    That Ebutuoy Guy 7 days ago +1

    Isn't amalgom what they use for dental filling?

  • jeanyves theriault
    jeanyves theriault 7 days ago

    Chemtrail shit ???

  • leo alex
    leo alex 7 days ago


  • silentassasin0575
    silentassasin0575 7 days ago

    Dude u created synthetic asbestos or something there 😳

  • Dave Olep
    Dave Olep 7 days ago

    Boring, what a waste of time.

  • J Cee
    J Cee 7 days ago

    That's freaky, lol

  • Good Ol'boy
    Good Ol'boy 7 days ago

    Mad hatters

  • tymek rost
    tymek rost 7 days ago

    Would this produce a result in a vaccum?

  • Cayenne Pepper
    Cayenne Pepper 8 days ago +1

    That's an amazing chemical reaction!!!

  • Ethan Hooper
    Ethan Hooper 8 days ago

    So you've found a way to infect metal, terminators are fucked

  • julius carino
    julius carino 8 days ago +9

    hey i was wondering if that alluminum oxide fiber can be melt to form a new kind of alluminum? or simply its a waste product?

  • rama rambo
    rama rambo 8 days ago


  • Casey Baker
    Casey Baker 8 days ago

    Is the aluminum oxide "hair" more flammable/reactive than the aluminum oxide you would get from filing or grinding aluminum into a powder?

  • RustySpace
    RustySpace 8 days ago the production of MDMA -- Anyway, think that's about it for this video....

  • SamZarifYT
    SamZarifYT 8 days ago

    T H A T S NOT A L O T T A D A M A G E


  • Gtr Nismo
    Gtr Nismo 8 days ago

    Deja leer ,pelotudo ..😏

  • My name's O' Gee, Baby!

    Yeah but can you use cocaine instead of aluminum?

  • jérémy bossé
    jérémy bossé 8 days ago

    What use does that have

  • Angus McFife
    Angus McFife 8 days ago

    What happens when mercury interacts with Metallica?

  • Derrty92lude
    Derrty92lude 8 days ago +2

    Whats sorcery is this!

  • Ndow Roccus
    Ndow Roccus 8 days ago


  • Shroomy The_Mushroom1

    Mercury is really Radioactive ☢️

  • sharpe
    sharpe 8 days ago

    How to summon noodles

  • lil’ baby Bongo
    lil’ baby Bongo 8 days ago +2

    What about mercury amalgam dental fillings?

  • shuger loop
    shuger loop 8 days ago

    Those fibres freak me out

  • matthew keissard
    matthew keissard 8 days ago +19

    rewatching this video when suddenly... "MDMA"
    *looks up from the table, completely interested again*

  • Ananya Mishra
    Ananya Mishra 9 days ago

    These amalgams are pure metal extracts if evil!

  • Kirby Waite
    Kirby Waite 9 days ago

    In the 18th century bronze was gilded by mixing gold powder with mercury. This was then brushed on and heated. The effect was literally to plate the bronze with gold. Gilded bronze is called "ormulu" or "bronze d'ore" The heating of the mercury produced very toxic gas.

    • Kirby Waite
      Kirby Waite 6 days ago

      +LYLATXSYSTEM I have never heard of that and can't imagine it to be true.

      LYLATXSYSTEM 7 days ago

      Didn't they also make bread from the gold "powder" ???
      I read it somewhere

  • Terence Dodson
    Terence Dodson 9 days ago

    The chills this gives me are real.

  • McNydia
    McNydia 9 days ago

    Can those aluminium fibers work similar as asbestos?

    • Victor Angelo
      Victor Angelo 8 days ago

      McNydia or Morgellons imagine nanofibers in our bodies we're totally infested

  • Jack s
    Jack s 9 days ago

    who else thought he was wearing white gloves?

  • k8eekatt
    k8eekatt 9 days ago

    Cousin It makes a cameo!

  • Coraima Díaz
    Coraima Díaz 9 days ago


  • nel c
    nel c 9 days ago

    This is called FULL ERECTION

  • Joseph Bloe
    Joseph Bloe 9 days ago


  • Omni Science
    Omni Science 9 days ago

    Very interesting 👏
    We know now
    how to make Halloween peruke ('◉⌓◉’)

  • Angsty Atheist
    Angsty Atheist 9 days ago +74

    I know it's really bad for me and all but I want to touch the mercury

    • Aika Aika
      Aika Aika 5 days ago

      Or just misprint

    • Aika Aika
      Aika Aika 5 days ago

      +sierra 117
      There are a lot other reason and mercury isn't one of them. But may be it will help you to learn some foreign language too and realize that there are so many people commenting on USclip and a lot of them are esl.
      Who knows...

    • sierra 117
      sierra 117 5 days ago

      +Aika Aika is that why your sentences come out like that now?

    • Aika Aika
      Aika Aika 5 days ago

      Have you n et ver broken a thermometer? That's how I touched it many times.

    • bansari
      bansari 6 days ago

      as long as u don’t boil elemental mercury u should be good to touch it

  • Marcelo R
    Marcelo R 9 days ago +4

    I want to see a scanning electron microscopy of the structure obtained!

  • Кирилл Кононенко

    I'd change one defect in I change background to white colour then «X» (back button) «disappears», bcs it's white too (and button "back" is still working, you should touch the place was visible "X" before).
    Change it, please. Good videos)

  • MrAac2020
    MrAac2020 10 days ago

    I have to wonder, what would happen if we set out a pan of mercury in a field where there's a lot of chemtrails being laid overhead? I'm thinking something like this could already have occured. Remember the people having found entire areas covered with what they believed looks like glistening spider webs. ?

  • Alex Simon
    Alex Simon 10 days ago

    That its sooo Awesome :D Thanks you for video

  • Joe Sizlack
    Joe Sizlack 10 days ago

    This dude is clearly the Walter White of mdma

  • Logical Overdrive
    Logical Overdrive 10 days ago +29

    3:01 The Long-haired Amalgam Attacked!
    3:36 Nile sent a crushing grip!
    The Long-haired Amalgam became tame.

    • Steve Rye
      Steve Rye Day ago +1

      This is the absolute last place I expected an Earthbound reference. You made my day.

  • planetizationrising
    planetizationrising 10 days ago +2

    Just amazing. Reminds me of the sci fi classic The Blob. Be careful with that hydrogen gas, it's highly flammable (Didn't the Hindenberg run on it and it exploded mid-air?}

  • 'Truthing the World'
    'Truthing the World' 10 days ago

    Pools of mercury have been found below a pyramid. Makes me wonder what those fuckers where really up to!

  • Erik Joseph Wislinsky
    Erik Joseph Wislinsky 10 days ago +4

    "This crater is really important because mercury is super annoying, and without it, it would just slide off the plate." I'm learning so much science today guys. So much well defined, fully explained science.

  • Elsa Lefebvre
    Elsa Lefebvre 10 days ago

    Polluting. In the name of false science.