Take a look at what happens when you brush nitrogen triiodide with a feather

Posted by Heisenberg 2018 years ago in Cool videos
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The potential energy this strain creates makes the molecule extremely unstable and prone to be more reactive. In this case, extremely reactive. When it comes into contact with even slight pressure the molecules fall apart, creating a dramatic chain reaction that produces a vibrant plume of purple iodine gas.

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