A TED-Ed Animation Explaining How All Sorts of Different Chemical Reactions are Triggered

In the latest animation from TED-Ed, educator Kareem Jarrah and Cincinnati production house Flaming Medusa Studios explain the role that the concepts of enthalpy and entropy play in endothermic and exothermic varieties of chemical reactions from rusting to explosions.

You know how sometimes to you go to bake a cake, but your bananas have all gone rotten, your utensils have all been rusted, you trip and pour all of your baking soda into the vinegar jug and then the oven explodes? My friend, you and your chemical reactions have fallen victim to enthalpy and entropy.