Nitrogen Triiodide (touch powder) – Periodic Table of Videos

This video shows the detonation of nitrogen triiodide, a shock-sensitive chemical.  The chemistry of this reaction is fascinating.  However, this demo is not recommended for the typical high school science lab due to the instability of the compound and the extensive safety precautions required.

Warning, this is a hazardous compound.

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Featuring Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff, with Neil Barnes and Sam Tang working in the lab.

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