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Chemistry in Pictures: Sea creatures?

February 6, 2018

Credit: Wenting Zhu

You might think these structures are sea creatures if you didn’t see the text in these images. Rather, they are the results of simple precipitation reactions in which a drop of one solution was added to a Petri dish containing another solution. It’s no wonder that Stéphane Leduc, a French scientist, thought that life could be related to simple chemical reactions such as chemical gardens over 100 years ago. For more beautiful images of precipitation reactions and a fascinating film, please visit: https://www.envisioningchemistry.com/precipitation-4

Credit: Wenting Zhu

This photo series is reproduced with permission from Beauty of Science.

Credit: Wenting Zhu
Credit: Wenting Zhu
Credit: Wenting Zhu
Credit: Wenting Zhu

Credit: Wenting Zhu

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