Chemistry With Pietro

Every Thursday Bruce would go off to his therapy and leave you with his lab. You would experiment what happened what would happen when you react things with one another and record the results. Today you decided to crank it up a notch and work with explosives (ones that couldn’t cause too much damage).You were putting on your white lab coat and goggles when a blue blur rushed past you.You spun ‘round to see Pietro looking at all the different substances, “what is all this?”  You quickly pull his hand away from an irritant.“Don’t touch, Pietro! You know Bruce lets me borrow his lab when he goes for therapy, I like making my own mini investigations. Today I’m making things explode,” he disappeared for a second and then re-appeared in a lab coat and goggles.You giggle and nodded your head as if to say ‘sure, you can help.’ You both put on some gloves and you pick up your notebook full of chemical reactions you wanted to try. You ticked off some that you did last week.“So, will something happen if we put two of these together?”“Yes, Pietro, wait for me though because I don’t want you to accidently blow your face off,” he quickly turned 'round and stared at you with the most scared face. You giggled and said your joking, making him laugh too.                       You turned and continued to write in your notebook when you caught Pietro picking something up.“What will happen if-” BOOMHe had put a piece of Potassium in some water and soaked down the whole lab. A fire all the sudden emerged on the table. The water had hit some lithium. Pietro ran out and came back with a fire extinguisher.Once the fire was out you ran to Pietro, “are you ok? Did you hurt yourself?” he shook his head and you burst out laughing. You put your hands on his shoulders and rested your head on his chest, laughing.“What is funny?”“This was my favourite investigation yet,” Pietro laughed as well.He couldn’t love you more.

A/N So this is my first imagine! I would really love if you left requests in my little request box section thing

You are made up of a dozen imperfections. They are dusted across your body and scattered throughout your biology; from the beauty marks on your hips to the pinch of freckles across your shoulders.

I do not need to forgive you for the imprints of your DNA on the surface of your skin; where I can trace them across your bare back as we lie in my bed and map out our love with the tips of my fingers.

What I cannot forgive, I cannot put into words. Somewhere in me you stirred a chemical reaction. I didn’t want to come down from your high or be without you in my veins so I took another shot, and now here we are.

I saw stars in your eyes from the first moment we met. When mine burnt out, your lent me your light to wake me from the void. Now gravity has shifted and I can no longer recognise you on the molecular level I once did.

Imperfections are a funny thing: they make us human. What if I am not, and that is where the science of our love becomes nothing but a failed theory? We both know you are not perfect, but you were perfect for me.

—  cosima + delphine // rhavia.
not again

tagged by into-da-light

  • Pick artist/band: Euh… Freddy Mercury?… I know like 0 names.
  • What’s your gender: Female
  • Describe yourself: Me
  • How do you feel: Hungry
  • Describe where you currently live: Netherlands
  • If you could go somewhere, where: Space
  • Favorite form of transportation: Bicycle
  • Bestie: What?
  • You and Bestie(s) are: What the fuck?
  • Fave time of day: Evening
  • If your life was a TV show, what would it be called: How I Rose to Power
  • Definition of life to you: Random chemical reaction
  • Your relationship: Single
  • Your fear: Lightning, drowning, slowly starving to death

anonymous asked:

You are somebody. You are everything. You are life experiencing itself. The chemical reaction of love expressing itself in the physical form. Poetry in the shape of a person. I hope you never feel inadequate. Have a lovely existence. x

Oh anon. I am utterly speechless. I’ve been sitting here trying to finish an essay, feeling utterly tired and half-moon and smaller than anything else in the world. This was just wonderful to read, I really needed to hear this, although I wonder what I’ve done to deserve such a write-up. Thank you, truly and deeply. I wish I could believe this more. The same goes to you, a thousand times over xxx

This is a fun chemical reaction that often goes under the name of elephant toothpaste,  obviously because it looks like giant toothpaste.

This is a pretty cool reaction because it only requires hydrogen peroxide (H2O2,) yeast dissolved in water and dish soap. And bam “toothpaste”

The great thing is the only byproducts are water, soap and oxygen. Clean up is easy, no harmful toxins. Great for showing kids and adults alike the wonders of chemistry! (beware, this is an exothermic reaction and puts off a lot of heat – if you try it at home take safety precautions to avoid burns.)


The Magical World of Living Light

This is the mysterious spectacle of bioluminescence. Its hard not to revel in the beauty of this remarkable natural phenomenon. These glowing creatures are primarily a product of the ocean. They are the primary source of light in the largest and darkest area of habitable land on Earth, the deep sea. On land, they are most commonly seen as glowing fungus on wood (foxfire) or in the few families of luminous insects (fireflies). 


The violent reaction between sodium hydride and water. 

Sodium hydride is a salt-like hydride, composed of Na+ and H− ions, it is an ionic material that is insoluble in organic solvents, but soluble in molten sodium metal and quite often used as a base in chemistry. 

When contact with water sodium hydride releases hydrogen, turns into sodium hydroxide and generates a lot heat. Because of this heat the generated hydrogen gas ignites and because of the presence of sodium ions it burns with an intense yellow color (as seen). 

NaH(s) + H2O(l) –> NaOH(aq) + H2(g) 

Because of this, NaH is usually sold mixed with mineral oil what keeps away water and protects the hydride from moisture. However if it is stored for long time, it should be titrated by measuring the amount of hydrogen generated from the reaction of the hydride and an alcohol. 


How Popcorn Pops!

Popcorn kernels contain oil and water with starch, surrounded by a hard and strong outer coating. When popcorn is heated, the water inside the kernel tries to expand into steam, but it cannot escape through the seed coat (the popcorn hull). The hot oil and steam gelatinizes the starch inside the popcorn kernel, making it softer and more pliable. When the popcorn reaches a temperature of 180 °C (356 °F), the pressure inside the kernel is around 135 psi (930 kPa). This is sufficient pressure to rupture the popcorn hull, essentially turning the kernel inside-out. The pressure inside the kernel is released very quickly, expanding the proteins and starch inside the popcorn kernel into a foam, which cools and sets into the familiar popcorn puff.

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‘Hot ice’ is created using sodium acetate, which is a salt created from the reaction between sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, and acetic acid, or vinegar. When this reaction occurs, sodium acetate appears to freeze like ‘ice’ as the cold solution turns from liquid to solid. This process is exothermic, meaning that the solid structure is warm to the touch. Solutions of sodium acetate are used in certain types of hand-warmers. When a metal button is pressed inside the plastic pouch containing the solution, it releases chemicals that starts the reaction. Don’t worry his hand is fine.


Rare Nacreous Clouds

Also called polar stratospheric clouds or mother of pearl clouds, nacreous clouds are mostly visible within two hours after sunset or before dawn. They blaze unbelievably bright with vivid, iridescent colors. These clouds are rare and occur in the polar stratosphere at altitudes of 15,000–25,000 meters. They are so bright because at those heights, they are still sunlit.

Although incredibly beautiful, they have a negative impact on our atmosphere. They create ozone holes by supporting chemical reactions that produce active chlorine which catalyzes ozone destruction.