5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Chemicals



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They explode when you touch them. Even a millionth of a gram can kill you. They can even disable you with their horrifying smell. SciShow introduces you to give of the most dangerous chemicals in the world.

Hosted by: Hank Green
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21 Responses

  1. Jeff Wong says:

    Substance N.MRS OBAMA GET DOWN!!

  2. Ana Lukšić says:

    Absolutely nothing!

  3. Lynnix Varjo says:

    You accidentaly used the wrong picture for Freiburg – Germany ^^

  4. Crackpunch says:

    One of my undergrad essays was on halogens in the +VII oxidation state. ClF3 seems tame by comparison.

  5. Rachael Liz says:

    I emotionally identify as azidoazide azide

  6. Chupa Cabra says:

    7:33 What about skunk weed? It smells like skunks does skunk weed have thiol in it? 7:50 Yup! I can smell my neighbors which is across the street and down a couple of houses when the sit out in the yard and smoke skunk weed! I can't even open my bedroom windows on a hot summer night when those pests stink up the place!

  7. Rr Ii says:

    One of your funniest. thanks

  8. M Nichols says:

    They didn't use it because they didn't want it used on them. No other reason than that. That also went for all axis and allied forces. There was some very small use of chemicals on the front but it was extremely rare.

  9. Thanos says:

    C4 is just angry playdoh

  10. Mohammad Iqbal says:

    How to made 10 percent Hydrofluoric acid from 50% Hydrofluoric acid ?

  11. steelgreyed says:

    to clean their equipment within an inch of its life…. MASSIVE LOL!

  12. madcosby says:

    Please stop requesting i watch this

  13. Necko Agic says:

    Thus video was published on 12.13.14.

  14. Koan Tao says:

    That Hollywood version of Freiburg looked more like the Swiss one rather then the German one.

  15. TheTinyT says:

    N was for ni-

  16. poweredBYGDK says:

    have no idea how i get here.. but man,… now i want to know more about chemistry… if my professors explained like this guy probably i wouldn't be a developer

  17. nem tudom says:

    Hank is surprisingly happy in this one, its good to see that

  18. Ross Faletti says:

    People in 1920s didn’t even say that

  19. Ross Faletti says:

    Wyd is chucking the cookies

  20. Lance Flanagan says:

    New concept for the Marvel Universe; Azidoazide Man.
    He urinates the stuff over his enemies

  21. Duane Wente says:

    I seriously can't be the only one who wants to have a beer with Hank. Guy is hilarious

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