59 episodes

The history class visits the chemistry lab to explore wild tales of scientific adventure that stretch back to the beginning of time itself.

The Episodic Table of Elements T. R. Appleton

    • Chemistry

The history class visits the chemistry lab to explore wild tales of scientific adventure that stretch back to the beginning of time itself.

    57. Lanthanum: Hidden In Plain Sight

    57. Lanthanum: Hidden In Plain Sight

    Let's uncover element 57, and find out why the "rare earths" are neither rare nor earths nor an empire.

    • 14 min
    56. Barium: Glow-Getter

    56. Barium: Glow-Getter

    When you really want to suck all the air out of a room, barium will help you out.

    • 13 min
    55. Caesium: A Brief History Of Time

    55. Caesium: A Brief History Of Time

    We'll trace the history of the most important caesium-based technology all the way back to its original roots: a stick.

    • 30 min
    54. Xenon: Ignoble Gas

    54. Xenon: Ignoble Gas

    Truly strange things start to happen when you breathe this rarefied air.

    • 21 min
    53. Iodine: Purple Haze

    53. Iodine: Purple Haze

    We'll pull in our elemental haul from the sea while Lady Jane Davy spits in the ocean.

    • 24 min
    52. Tellurium: To Hell You Ride

    52. Tellurium: To Hell You Ride

    Collecting elements can be risky business. Tellurium is one of those elements that poses a dire threat -- not to one's health, but to the element collector's reputation in polite society.

    • 23 min

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