Chemistry in Pictures: Sea creatures? | Chemical & Engineering News

Issue Date: February 6, 2018

Chemistry in Pictures: Sea creatures?

Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Chemistry in Pictures, precipitate
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A close-up photo on a dark field of precipitated red silver chromate.
 
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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

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

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A close-up photo on a dark field of copper (2) hydroxide with nickel (2) hydroxide.
 
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A close-up photo on a dark field of precipitated chromium (3) hydroxide with magnesium hydroxide.
 
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A close-up photo on a dark field of precipitated barium sulfate.
 
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A close-up photo on a dark field of precipitated barium sulfate.
 
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A close-up photo on a dark field of precipated magnesium hydroxide.
 

Credit: Wenting Zhu

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More Chemistry in Pictures:

Life-like precipitation

Mimicking life

Landscape in a column

 
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