Chemists Playing with Fluorine

Aug 23 2010 Published by under Employment, Streaming videos, Teaching

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I never realized that chemists can be like ornithologists: traveling the world to see a particular element. But in this video, we accompany a mad chemist as he visits a fluorine expert to finally show you this incredibly reactive element in action.

More chemistry here. Field guide: Eric Hope at the University of Leicester.

Do you want to see that again in slo-mo? Here's all the camera angles and slow motion footage of the fluorine reactions with iron, carbon, iodine and sulfur:

Unused interview clips from the periodicvideos film about Fluorine:

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