Videos

Each year, the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge puts on a spectacular demonstration lecture for the public, generously supported by The Walters Kundert Charitable Trust. With a strong narrative throughout, all the demonstrations have been devised to illustrate particular concepts for that lecture with many experiments never seen before.

These videos are available for free online from the University of Cambridge. Clicking on the images below will open a new browser window with the video.

Just Add Water is devoted to the chemistry of water, exploring why we need it, its composition and unusual properties.
The Chemistry of Light looks at the different chemical elements used in the production of light -- over half the periodic table are involved!
Free Range Chemistry dispels the negative image of chemicals as nasty man-made toxins. All the bangs and flashes are produced using only naturally occurring substances.
Fire and Flame looks at the process of combustion and exactly what is needed for something to burn. Is it possible to set fire to a jet of oxygen? Could life exist on a planet with no oxygen?
It's a Gas explores the chemistry of the gases in the atmosphere including simulated lightening showing how nitrogen and oxygen can combine.
The Wothers Guide to the Periodic Table -- Group 1: The Alkali Metals demonstrates the concepts of periodicity down the group. The reactions and uses of the alkali metals are compared with some stunning demonstrations.