Accidental Discoveries That Go Boom

Sometimes accidents in chemistry can be a good thing. This week Reactions brings you the science behind the accidental discovery of TNT, dynamite, and air bags.

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Video Producer:
Sean Parsons

Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Michal Meyer, Ph.D.
Amelia Winthrop
Kyle Nackers

William Perkin

Joseph Wilbrand

Theophile-Jules Pelouze

Christian Schonbein

Ascanio Sobrero

Alfred Nobel

Carl Haeussermann

Édouard Bénédictus

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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