Mysterious chemical changes color depending on perspective

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Here is a crazy chemical that changes color depending on how it's viewed! I was first introduced to the effect when a friend showed me a hard to believe video that was posted by reddit user budget_cuts (thanks Zach for the tip!). In the video he shows a chemical that dramatically changes color depending on the perspective. He didn't say what chemical was used in the video, but I had to witness this effect in person, so I started reading and experimenting to try figuring it out. original reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/blackmagicfuckery/comments/932j6d/a_solution_we_made_in_chemistry_that_changes/ The crazy effect is mainly due to a phenomenon called dichromatism that shows up in some substances where the color (hue) changes depending on the thickness or concentration of the solution. Surprisingly it wasn't untill 2007 that this effect was described in comprehensive scientific detail. (paper on the effect https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00114-007-0272-9 ) social media sillyness: instagram: https://www.instagram.com/styro.drake patreon: https://www.patreon.com/styropyro backup channel and b-side videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz-3epzOdIyu-aXdeUaVP1A https://discord.gg/hVZMcWT

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stair case to heaven : can you make a laser with it tho?

timg2727 : Your videos are refreshingly unpolished and old-school, and I mean that sincerely. Never change.

electronicsNmore : You need a lab area to film. The garage echoes too much.

Chill Bass : It looks like you just turned water into wine.

Multi Gaming : hey this is not a dangerous lethal laser hmmm?

M1cksta05 : It’s always a good day when styropyro uploads!

J Bolo : In before some a-hole reports this for absolutely nothing

netme187 : You should do an anarchist cook book truth vs lies series

skiddadle skadoodle : 8 drops of hydrocholic acid disliked this video

WHITEFORD PIPES HANDMADE By Michael David : I’ve seen this almost exact thing when making cannabis oil using 99.8% isopropyl alcohol and finely ground cannabis boiled and you will see the same thing pretty much 😊 take care! Peace ✌️ from Welland Ontario Canada 🇨🇦

Redline : The reverb is very annoying.

Julius Olsen : Yay you didn't get another strike!!! 😀 Btw can you do more old science book

Chill Bass : Saw this on Instagram. Glad you got around to making a video.

TheUnamusedFox : Heyo! Earliest I've ever received a notification, lol.

MKFM_ HunterDrone : Saw your video on motherboard, I love your content keep it up

God of Pizza : the simulation is glitching, the textures are messing up. Call the admins!

Cristian Mihoc : Seen your interview at MOTHERBOARD

PiercingSight : Thank you for finding the real answer! I saw so many bologna hypotheses in those threads.

Trustierlamb920 : Maby time for a new mic or location? Cause i cant hear half of what your saying cause of the echo

Zephy : lmao "i couldn't tell you where to find pumpkin seed oil."

Gustav Gnöttgen : Milk droplets in water. Strong effect. The blue of the sky, and the red from sunsets 🥛

xxxPotassium : Hey man, new to the channel and to all the stuff you do with high voltage lasers! I have to say this is AMAZING! Already love it! Being a newbie in this whole thing I’d love to see you make a “beginners guide” to getting into lasers (how they work, how eye pro works, laws and properties you should understand) I think it would be great for other ppl like me that want to learn more about this field! Keep up the work on the great vids! ✌️

Its a-me : This belongs on Nile reds channel

Lil Bomber : Every time I watch your videos I feel smarter

Sparkyman21 : Another awesome video. Thanks for spending time making these for us.

Pop Rocket : Love your videos man keep up the great work✌

Rosepetal_love : Just seen Motherboards piece on you. I'm a fan now. Thank you !!!

R Johnson : With the risk of sounding like Betty Boo; you're my hero! This video really bothered me, and you solved it. Thanks!

Mev : Keep doing what youre doing bro!!!! Goodluck in the future

Sneha Rasha : Mix some H2O2 and Luminol then a bit of Red Phosphorus (Make it quickly) that's a pretty sick experiment.. You can try it. Love yar videos. <3

Nutella Breadsticks : I saw that original post!

Jeff Thompson : oh ok cool

xJAY42Ox : Im here from MotherBoard. Keep it up bro!

Ryben Flynn : Seems to me to be a simple effect of reflection vs. transmission of light wavelengths.

Displayter. : Where did you get all that knowledge from? did you read a lot of books? a specific educational website?

xHumpty : Notification squad

Chad Chadinson : I've only watched two of your videos, but holy shit good sir I subscribed at the speed of light

StorKejsaren : This video contained so much fact and logic even Ben Shapiro would be staggered :O

Pyro159 : That's very interesting

Bouzsi : Also, for those complaining about the audio- sure, it wasn't _perfect_, but it wasn't _impossible_ to hear any of it, like some of you are saying... Try turning it up? This type of video is always what he has made, and it's better this way, honestly. It's unpolished, unadulterated. Its not heavily edited and none of it "gets lost in translation". Please don't change the format of your videos to the lab setting with a voiceover, like most of the others do. This is your personal style, and it works. Keep up the great work!

CJ Fitness : Your channel is amazing! Keep up the good work

Corne van Zyl : Dude!! Congrats on your Motherboard episode!

Jeffrey Leung : What your looking for is called the Usambara effect. You can do it with chlorophyll

PowerStroke Tech Talk w/ARod : Hey nice vid man! Wish I had your skills

Timothy Chuang : Saw you on a Bloomberg video. You deserve more attention for your awesome science and educational work! Keep it up!

Santo Abboud : 43. Comment!😁😉

MAACR4350 : It's the liquid from the liquid crystal displays

Alkyl Dimethyl Benzyl Ammonium Chloride : Oh lord Jesus proof the earth is flat! Muh Perspective! FECU!

Callum Gillman : I just saw your Motherboard interview and subscribed immediately... you sir are a little legend...