Its “Science Sunday” at Give It Love and today we bring you an awesome experiment involving Hydrochloric Acid reacting with Aluminum Foil.
YouTube scientist Crazy Russian Hacker put together the video. He is NOT a chemist, but his videos have grown popular because of the amazing effects he shows off.
According to the video, Aluminum is an element and hydrochloric acid is made up of equal parts hydrogen and chloride. When they make contact with each other all of the chloride atoms from the acid gang up, three to one, on the aluminum atoms and bind to form the salt aluminum chloride (AlCl3). This process releases a bunch of energy as the hydrogen forms a gas, rising up out of the glass test tube toward the open air and freedom.
In other words, when they come in contact there is a bunch of bubbling and gas and an awesome effect.
The video was uploaded on February 3 and has already racked up more than 348,000 views.