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 +505

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    • Sebastian Yu
      Sebastian Yu 12 days ago

      NileRed if you wanna destroy aluminum use gallium instead of mercury

    • Erik Joseph Wislinsky
      Erik Joseph Wislinsky 15 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 TVclip 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 16 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 ]

  • Master Robotnik
    Master Robotnik 2 hours ago


  • Anus Khan
    Anus Khan 4 hours ago

    Aluminium and mercury both need mercy

  • Michaela Cannon
    Michaela Cannon Day ago

    Is that the stuff that's in my teeth?

  • Asphyxia
    Asphyxia Day ago

    this made me itch seeing that grow but i learned something and keep up the great work i love your videos

  • MelonadeShark Melon

    we need a giant version of this to make a mountain

  • IEqualsHuman
    IEqualsHuman Day ago


  • Sean T
    Sean T Day ago +4

    Those things are creepier than the people who were commenting on your Chloroform video.

  • PhD. Life Apologist

    Hmm, doesn't the tin / aluminum foil have a wax coating on 1 side? (the shiny side), would that effect anything?

  • J RICO
    J RICO Day ago


  • Hugo van der Meer
    Hugo van der Meer 2 days ago


  • dabestgaming1340
    dabestgaming1340 2 days ago

    2:24 when a girl bumps into me

  • Comrade Seb
    Comrade Seb 2 days ago

    This disturbs me

  • Sehan Balajee
    Sehan Balajee 2 days ago

    Could you try with sodium

  • diswazyoozed
    diswazyoozed 2 days ago

    “Are you John Connor?”

  • Rodney del Rosario
    Rodney del Rosario 3 days ago

    Please re-upload with a jump scare at 6:20

  • Al El
    Al El 4 days ago

    Well this want creepy at all

    MISFIT MANIAC 5 days ago

    Metal Fungus lmao

  • alucard alucardidis
    alucard alucardidis 5 days ago

    Would love to see the start in reverse :D

  • de_empty
    de_empty 5 days ago

    how much acid was still present.. ?

  • chipputer
    chipputer 5 days ago +1

    Aluminum + Mercury = Corn husk.

  • Endermage77
    Endermage77 6 days ago

    This is how Sauron built his tower so quickly

    HECTOR 7 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 7 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 8 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 8 days ago

    Tas loko wey

  • Pharaoh on LFS
    Pharaoh on LFS 9 days ago

    It GROWS....

  • Choco& Cheeze
    Choco& Cheeze 9 days ago

    Making troll’s hair lol

  • David Dawkins
    David Dawkins 9 days ago

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

  • Neddie Valentine
    Neddie Valentine 9 days ago

    that second one looks like a fuckin eldritch horror lmfao

  • Ana Justice
    Ana Justice 9 days ago

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

  • Ana Justice
    Ana Justice 9 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 9 days ago

    What on earth is aluminum?

  • MediaFilter
    MediaFilter 9 days ago

    @6:15 Cousin It.

  • frog knees
    frog knees 10 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 10 days ago +1

    Wouldn't sand paper have worked as well?

  • zachary patchen
    zachary patchen 10 days ago

    Ghostemane in thumbnail

  • Eventually Sa
    Eventually Sa 10 days ago


  • SteveVi0lence
    SteveVi0lence 10 days ago

    Let's see you try MDMA

  • Clay Pritchett
    Clay Pritchett 10 days ago

    That thing looks scary.

  • FreakPeak Origins
    FreakPeak Origins 10 days ago +1

    We must spawn *_tHe ToWeR_*

  • J Suparman
    J Suparman 10 days ago

    Great Vid. Thx.

  • Jslayallday92 S
    Jslayallday92 S 10 days ago

    Mmmmm very interesting indeed, now blow something up.

  • Aika Aika
    Aika Aika 10 days ago

    Looks like live culture growing

  • jonpaul fink
    jonpaul fink 11 days ago +1

    This is why i don't get vaxxed

  • Kazï Ripsta
    Kazï Ripsta 11 days ago

    Recreated asbestos

  • PatRiot
    PatRiot 11 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 9 days ago +1

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

  • GoldenratioTLC28 **
    GoldenratioTLC28 ** 11 days ago +1

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

  • lord Frieza
    lord Frieza 11 days ago +2

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

  • Sahil Verma
    Sahil Verma 11 days ago

    Do experiments with sodium

  • Anti T-Series Clan
    Anti T-Series Clan 11 days ago

    2:28 my pp at 12 am

  • kcars409
    kcars409 11 days ago +16

    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 11 days ago

    My space ship runs on mercury.

  • Kurly Fryz
    Kurly Fryz 11 days ago

    What if we made clothes out of this

    LYLATXSYSTEM 11 days ago

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

  • Yori the strawberry
    Yori the strawberry 11 days ago

    Pls someone get the holy water

  • rishav kumar
    rishav kumar 12 days ago

    cool chemical art

  • Sister STFU
    Sister STFU 12 days ago

    I thought the thumbnail was Billie Eilish

  • Rachel Johnson
    Rachel Johnson 12 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 days ago

      A million things will eat neurons....

  • Basilia&Lewey
    Basilia&Lewey 12 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 12 days ago +1

    Can we build a space elevator with something like this?

  • DysnomiaFilms
    DysnomiaFilms 12 days ago +1

    That sounds really boring.

  • DysnomiaFilms
    DysnomiaFilms 12 days ago +1

    I wonder what will happen.

  • exoticbanana
    exoticbanana 12 days ago

    3:17 looks like a very long dog

  • Raruku XCarung
    Raruku XCarung 12 days ago

    Full mercury alchemist

  • The Blue Marvel
    The Blue Marvel 12 days ago

    It wasn’t clickbait

  • robert Zimmerle
    robert Zimmerle 12 days ago +1

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

  • captain26
    captain26 12 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 12 days ago +1

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

  • That Ebutuoy Guy
    That Ebutuoy Guy 12 days ago +1

    Isn't amalgom what they use for dental filling?

  • jeanyves theriault
    jeanyves theriault 12 days ago

    Chemtrail shit ???

  • leo alex
    leo alex 12 days ago


  • silentassasin0575
    silentassasin0575 12 days ago

    Dude u created synthetic asbestos or something there 😳

  • Dave Olep
    Dave Olep 12 days ago

    Boring, what a waste of time.

  • J Cee
    J Cee 12 days ago

    That's freaky, lol

  • Good Ol'boy
    Good Ol'boy 12 days ago

    Mad hatters

  • tymek rost
    tymek rost 12 days ago

    Would this produce a result in a vaccum?

  • Cayenne Pepper
    Cayenne Pepper 12 days ago +1

    That's an amazing chemical reaction!!!

  • Ethan Hooper
    Ethan Hooper 13 days ago

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

  • julius carino
    julius carino 13 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 13 days ago


  • Casey Baker
    Casey Baker 13 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 13 days ago the production of MDMA -- Anyway, think that's about it for this video....

  • SamZarifYT
    SamZarifYT 13 days ago

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


  • Gtr Nismo
    Gtr Nismo 13 days ago

    Deja leer ,pelotudo ..😏

  • My name's O' Gee, Baby!

    Yeah but can you use cocaine instead of aluminum?

  • jérémy bossé
    jérémy bossé 13 days ago

    What use does that have

  • Angus McFife
    Angus McFife 13 days ago

    What happens when mercury interacts with Metallica?

  • Derrty92lude
    Derrty92lude 13 days ago +2

    Whats sorcery is this!

  • Ndow Roccus
    Ndow Roccus 13 days ago


  • Shroomy The_Mushroom1
    Shroomy The_Mushroom1 13 days ago

    Mercury is really Radioactive ☢️

  • sharpe
    sharpe 13 days ago

    How to summon noodles

  • lil’ baby Bongo
    lil’ baby Bongo 13 days ago +2

    What about mercury amalgam dental fillings?

  • shuger loop
    shuger loop 13 days ago

    Those fibres freak me out

  • matthew keissard
    matthew keissard 13 days ago +21

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

  • Ananya Mishra
    Ananya Mishra 14 days ago

    These amalgams are pure metal extracts if evil!