Cadbury Creme Eggs Blow Up, Catch Fire, and Shatter

    March 26, 2012

The chemists over at The Periodic Table of Videos have prepared for Easter by doing a few experiments on a holiday staple: the Cabury Creme Egg.

In the video, the chemists explode Cadbury Creme Eggs in a vacuum, set a creme egg on fire using potassium chlorate, and shatter a creme egg that is frozen with liquid nitrogen. In-between all the chocolatey mayhem, University of Nottingham Chemistry Professor Martyn Poliakoff explains the chemical structure of a Cadbury Creme Egg, making the video educational as well as entertaining.

The Periodic Table of Videos started as a project by chemists at the University of Nottingham to create videos on all 118 elements on the periodic table. After achieving that goal, the chemists began to create videos about molecules and compounds, as well as other chemistry-related videos, such as this one.