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Published: 2 years ago By: The King of Random

By: The King of RandomPublished: 2 years ago

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The synthesis of Nitrogen Triiodide is demonstrated, and it's power unleashed for educational purposes only.

Some quick links to a few of the materials I used:

[✓] Muriatic acid:
[✓] Hydrogen Peroxide:
[✓] Iodide tincture:
[✓] Household Ammonia:

Endcard Links:

Microwave Welder:
LittleBit Electronics:
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Project Inspired By: The Science Kits of 30 years ago.


This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. This should never be attempted without adequate training and full understanding of all risks involved. Misuse, or careless use, of nitrogen triiodide may result in serious injury, death, and/or permanent damage to equipment and property. Check local laws and ordinances to ensure compliance. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK.

Project History & More Info:

4 years ago a guy named Ken told me he missed the days of real science. He said the kinds of science kits you would get under the tree at christmas had black powder, as well as an experiment you could do where you mixed a couple of chemicals that would dry out, and explode the instant they were touched, and that it would billow up into a beautiful purple cloud.

This fascinated me, so I spent some time on the internet researching what this chemical could be, and discovered it was called “Nitrogen Triiodide”.

The problem with making it is that it required iodine crystals, which seems you can't obtain without putting your name on a list. But there are ways to make it.

Thanks to creators like NurdRage and Make, I learned how to synthesize iodine crystals, and adapted the methods to work with off-the-shelf chemicals.

I've been practicing this experiment for 4 years, and want to impress on anyone reading that this chemical is very dangerous and isn't meant to be duplicated by the general public. Only by skilled, trained, and responsible persons who are in a position to take responsibility for any results their actions may cause.