Oslo Uni's 'elements attract' video goes viral

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Oslo Uni's 'elements attract' video goes viral
Zinc replaces Hydrogen in when bonded to Chlorine. Photo: Screen Grab/University of Oslo

An Oslo University video teaching chemical reactions through showing the 'elements' trying to hook up at party has gone viral -- and rightly so, because it's brilliant.


The video, "There are many ways to learn about chemical reactions", shows Zinc replacing Sodium, who had been 'reacting' with Chorine, Potassium and Water having a 'violent reaction', Carbon attracting four oxygens, and the inert gases as non-reactive wallflowers.
If it sounds geeky, if is. But it's brilliantly, brilliantly done and has an excellent sound track. Since being published in March, it has been 36 million times, and shared 664,993 times, taking off in the last few weeks. 
The Facebook version below may take a while to load up, so bear with it. 

Det finnes mange måter å lære om kjemiske reaksjoner på. (Video hentet fra Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions)

Posted by Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) on Sunday, 1 March 2015


There's another hard rock version out on YouTube. 


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