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 +562

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    • paddymills12345
      paddymills12345 19 days ago

      Good thing in vaccines there is aluminum mercury formaldehyde msg and antibiotics...

    • Robert Miller
      Robert Miller 27 days ago

      This happens on throttle cables in vehicles. It causes the vehicles engine to race uncontrollably from the filaments .

    • 自閉少年B
      自閉少年B Month ago

      NileRed someone from China stole your video and acting the video maker
      The address of that fake video:

    • InnocenceSweetcherries
      InnocenceSweetcherries Month ago

      +Vanter neeear

    • Sebastian Yu
      Sebastian Yu 2 months ago

      NileRed if you wanna destroy aluminum use gallium instead of mercury

    ANUJ ARUN 13 hours ago

    Wet corrosion

  • Emily Wong
    Emily Wong 17 hours ago

    It looks like Gandalf's beard

  • KrabbenBurger
    KrabbenBurger 22 hours ago

    so when i put Aluminium and mercury in a pill i get MDMA? just made 2 pills wish me a good trip:D

    (just kidding dont do this kids xD)

  • darkprince56
    darkprince56 Day ago

    0:00 amalgamation, huh? Basically mercury is acting like the Borg and assimilating all metals into its own collective?

  • surearrow
    surearrow 2 days ago

    >> Porn chemistry. Get a room!

  • Mayur Manjaratkar
    Mayur Manjaratkar 2 days ago

    Make a video on liquid mercury & liquid aluminium

  • Justine C.
    Justine C. 2 days ago

    Extract nicotine from eggplant !!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom MOORE
    Tom MOORE 2 days ago

    Quick question:
    Why does, in the equation @1:30, the chlorine take the place of the the oxygen?

    • Snaperkids
      Snaperkids Day ago

      Tom MOORE This is a rough explanation, but it should help. Because the Aluminum-Chlorine bond is more stable than the Aluminum-Oxygen bond.

  • Omar Yepez
    Omar Yepez 3 days ago +1

    I have a PhD in chemistry and +30 years of lab experience. I am having fun watching things I would have never though to do. This video particularly demonstrates a problem called amalgam corrosion. This is a nightmare for service facilities. Thank you!

  • Liz Khalifa
    Liz Khalifa 3 days ago

    Metal volcano?

  • Tim fondiggle
    Tim fondiggle 6 days ago

    No ones gunna talk about that lil bead of mercury that just rolled away?

  • rioritariorita
    rioritariorita 7 days ago

    You can make with mecury lego set of odds in 2020

  • Ehak
    Ehak 7 days ago

    It looks like a failed 3d print

  • David Riddle
    David Riddle 8 days ago

    I thought the biggest problem with mercury forming an amalgam with aluminum was not that it sped up surface corrosion but that it caused embrittlement of the material. Also remember that airplanes are made of sheet aluminum which is usually between .080inch to .025 inches thick (~2-.7 mm ) compared to that thick piece

    R.C.R.R PRODUCTIONS 9 days ago

    This has possibilities

  • Flamehara
    Flamehara 9 days ago

    I want to see one of these amalgam formations in zero-g

  • Facundo Mogor
    Facundo Mogor 10 days ago +1

    I want to see you try making MDMA... JK ;)

  • Dusty
    Dusty 12 days ago +1

    was confused as to why mdma was illegal until I realized it was ecstasy

  • Manuela Klein
    Manuela Klein 12 days ago

    That looks so cool!

  • Julian NG
    Julian NG 13 days ago

    Someone stole your video

  • Arios X1
    Arios X1 13 days ago

    It seems to maybe have an anti-gravity effect.

  • Welfare Dad
    Welfare Dad 15 days ago


  • Wrenchy Boi
    Wrenchy Boi 16 days ago


  • Justiceforall
    Justiceforall 16 days ago


  • Vincent Woodhead
    Vincent Woodhead 16 days ago

    As a theology major, I'll chalk this up to your first miracle, and begin recording your rise to power

  • Joseph King
    Joseph King 16 days ago +2

    How comforting is it, that we inject this crap into everyone.

    • Like a little lego
      Like a little lego 13 days ago +1


  • Argon Wheatbelly
    Argon Wheatbelly 17 days ago

    This is so John Carpenter!

  • 427Snacks
    427Snacks 17 days ago

    The mercury saw a girl it liked a lot 😏

  • Satria Kurniawan Djaenal

    ..........Why does that look like a horror movie monster?

  • Emil Hartman
    Emil Hartman 17 days ago

    We used to play with mercury from thermometers in the 1970s when we were kids. We would pick it up with bare hands

  • Jeevan Cheema
    Jeevan Cheema 17 days ago

    hey, where do you get the mercury?

  • Joseph Richardson
    Joseph Richardson 17 days ago

    I thought it was a mop.

  • JW C
    JW C 17 days ago

    Exactly so cool. I guess that would be the way to learn real chemistry~

  • J. C.
    J. C. 17 days ago

    Is Mercury from an old thermostat dangerous?

  • Therry Christophe
    Therry Christophe 17 days ago +1

    This video is waking up violent urges from within. BURN IT!!!!!!

  • HeyItsTom26
    HeyItsTom26 17 days ago

    I was like, sia's new hit? 😍😂😂

  • andrewcampbell1937
    andrewcampbell1937 18 days ago

    Aluminum... Sees mercury at the bar... Would you like to AmalgaMATE with me?

  • Alphakennyjuan Mikehawk

    So let’s say there is hella aluminum in the air, due to it being sprayed, and it happens to come into contact with us, enter our bodies through breathing. Then we get mercury in our body through a vaccination....what would the reaction be

    DAIVA VINE 18 days ago

    Thumbnail: I thought that was pasta being risen from a plate.

  • Steve Matos
    Steve Matos 18 days ago +2

    Don't they put Mercury and aluminum in vaccines? 🤔

  • Damnesia
    Damnesia 18 days ago

    So mercury works better than Viagra?

  • Boogie Man
    Boogie Man 18 days ago

    I eat tht shit N im ok 👽

  • M L
    M L 18 days ago

    This isn't creepy at

  • JoPa GeRi
    JoPa GeRi 18 days ago

    Aluminum + mercury = cousin It...😂

  • Guilherme Bittar
    Guilherme Bittar 18 days ago

    Hail Satan, I guess

  • peruface
    peruface 18 days ago


  • Jay Money
    Jay Money 18 days ago

    You didn't need hydrochloric acid. You could've just used regular concentrate acid. Unless hydrochloric acid was all you had.

  • Jennifer Wasinski
    Jennifer Wasinski 18 days ago +1

    I think the exposure to Mercury is damaging your brain like exposure to Mercury will do. Did I fail to mention your nervous system and internal organs? It deadly. No joke.

  • aislinn naïade
    aislinn naïade 18 days ago +14

    So we're just going to ignore the fact that he's growing string demons and calling it chemistry, ok

  • Harland Waters
    Harland Waters 18 days ago

    6:15 cousin It

  • Harland Waters
    Harland Waters 18 days ago +1

    Walter would be proud

  • Aidan Worthington
    Aidan Worthington 18 days ago

    You should receive do the experiment in a vacuum chamber

  • User name
    User name 19 days ago

    Fake that’s actually a portal.

  • Ben Wright
    Ben Wright 19 days ago

    do it with like a literal ton of aluminum, make a thousand foot tower. than do it again with a metric anal load.

  • Grfy Ddgf
    Grfy Ddgf 19 days ago

    I had As in highschool chemistry
    please give me likes.

  • Notir072
    Notir072 19 days ago

    Oh ! Does it live ?

  • Daniel Hughes
    Daniel Hughes 19 days ago


  • Core Bass Booster
    Core Bass Booster 19 days ago

    Microwave aluminum

  • Loui Steven
    Loui Steven 19 days ago

    I'm stoned AF, so I can, without doubt and hesitation, say that this is the greatest thing to ever appear on film

  • Matyas Dedek
    Matyas Dedek 19 days ago

    6:19 SPAGHETTI

  • Michelle
    Michelle 19 days ago +2

    I'm confused by this. Especially since mercury and aluminum are both ingredients in all vaccines. So what is that doing to our bodies?

    • Jeevan Cheema
      Jeevan Cheema 17 days ago

      vaccines are not bad for you 1/10000 chance for bad stuff literally

    • Jeevan Cheema
      Jeevan Cheema 17 days ago

      I understand your concern but not really

    • JaqWantsMeToWrite
      JaqWantsMeToWrite 19 days ago

      They obviously makes this things grow up in our blood. Scary

  • Victor Nascimento
    Victor Nascimento 19 days ago

    Science project: summon cthulhu

  • Free Audio Books
    Free Audio Books 19 days ago

    So you drilled the center hole and it didn't react so you thought scratching the oxide off would work. 😆 SMRT

  • sammy mcclure
    sammy mcclure 19 days ago

    U can use a stainless steel brush to clean the aluminum

  • The Vegan Villainess
    The Vegan Villainess 19 days ago

    Wow that's cool

  • Næp Sæck
    Næp Sæck 20 days ago

    I think that this looks so gross

  • Jimmie bastrixer
    Jimmie bastrixer 20 days ago

    What sorcery is this? 😂

  • HugeHerobrone35 The second son of herobrine?

    2:25 When ur step sister goes in ur room and Mom and Dad isn't home ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • A T
    A T 20 days ago

    I am curious about aluminum amalgams or alloys that make the aluminum more flexible and less prone to stress fracturing.

  • A T
    A T 20 days ago

    I am curious about aluminum amalgams or alloys that make the aluminum more flexible and less prone to stress fracturing.

  • TCT
    TCT 20 days ago

    People Eat Aluminum in their food and then get Mercury through medicine and some food. Eat organic only

  • wobbly nostrils
    wobbly nostrils 20 days ago +2

    I don't like iiiiiiiiit. 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • LuLa 6669 RRkks
    LuLa 6669 RRkks 20 days ago

    It grows it learns and it takes over!! Lol!!
    This very interesting indeed.😐

  • Curt
    Curt 20 days ago

    6:07 The girl from the movie The Grudge in her later years...

  • Michael The spaghetti boi

    Is this a valid way to extract pure Aluminum oxide so that it can converted to corundum?

  • Hermit
    Hermit 20 days ago

    Why not conduct it in vacuum to prevent oxygen from reacting with it

  • Xvxx Oxo
    Xvxx Oxo 20 days ago +1

    I kinda don’t like that fact that the title says ALUMINUM AND MERCURY and the thumbnail has aluminum but question marks for the mercury it’s Triggering

    • Eduardo Garcia
      Eduardo Garcia 19 days ago

      No, the question marks are a byproduct of the reaction between the mercury and aluminum. The mercury is at the base still in liquid form a mere drop. Soo you are frustrated for no reason

  • Rogerinaisthicc
    Rogerinaisthicc 20 days ago +1

    Me:*Sees Mercury*

  • Random Art
    Random Art 20 days ago +4

    And then there is me here struggling to understand what a mineral is

  • andrew hopkinson
    andrew hopkinson 20 days ago +1

    Are you sure it's not aluminium. You shouldn't really be doing things with metal if you can't even say or spell aluminium

    • JaqWantsMeToWrite
      JaqWantsMeToWrite 18 days ago

      .... "being wrong"? It's just that in American English the two terms are equivalent. Why does this bother you, I don't understand.

    • andrew hopkinson
      andrew hopkinson 18 days ago

      It's just a case of the American language being wrong e.g. mobile in America is mobil

    • JaqWantsMeToWrite
      JaqWantsMeToWrite 19 days ago

      Aluminum and aluminium are synonyms.

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  • Rc-Nerd
    Rc-Nerd 20 days ago

    This is some weird amazing stuff.

  • Tomasz Drabot
    Tomasz Drabot 20 days ago

    Aluminium and Freddie Mercury :p

  • faaqcee !!
    faaqcee !! 20 days ago +2

    It's interesting that both Mercury and aluminum are present in some vaccines.
    What is their reaction together inside the human body?

  • Betty Boo's Sister
    Betty Boo's Sister 20 days ago +1

    I WISH we could grow money like this

  • Travis Perry
    Travis Perry 20 days ago

    That's disgusting for some reason

  • Cessna Cardinal
    Cessna Cardinal 20 days ago +1

    Did you ever think for one second that your using the wrong type of aluminum. You should have used alclad 2024t3

  • The Absolute Nothing

    Reduction is actually gain.

  • two handed gun control

    MDMA huh

  • Bo_Hazem
    Bo_Hazem 21 day ago

    Not sure why I'm here but will give it a like.

  • Nippy Preet
    Nippy Preet 21 day ago

    Do char bunde apni gand pe dall leta kafi ochi ochi pahadia ugg aati

  • aditya mail
    aditya mail 21 day ago

    It happens with gold only

  • Banana aiming for 10,000 subs

    Bring in the exorcists

  • Hyrem lipschlitz
    Hyrem lipschlitz 21 day ago

    Residual Acid ?

  • toben42
    toben42 21 day ago

    My classroom in grade school (1970's) used to have a container of mercury. Nowadays they call in the hazmat team if a lightbulb breaks.

  • Captain687
    Captain687 21 day ago

    what is this sorcery!

  • Heaven Green
    Heaven Green 21 day ago

    Looks like a mushroom

  • Logan Latios
    Logan Latios 21 day ago


  • Wybruh 1233
    Wybruh 1233 21 day ago +1

    And you didn’t think to light it on fire