Chemistry in Pictures: Watching the heat wave | Chemical & Engineering News

Issue Date: February 12, 2018 | Web Date: February 14, 2018

Chemistry in Pictures: Watching the heat wave

Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: Chempics, heat, Beauty of Science, thermal
Credit: Yan Liang/Beauty of Science

The neutralization reaction between an acid and a base usually releases heat. With the help of a high-resolution thermal imaging technique, the team at Beauty of Science captured the dynamic “heat wave” generated when droplets of a hydrochloride acid solution and a sodium hydroxide solution merged with one another. To see the full video and more demonstrations using thermal cameras, visit

Credit: Yan Liang

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