An Explosive and Slow-Motion Look at the Highly Unstable Substance Nitrogen Triiodide

A recent video by The Royal Institution of Great Britain takes an explosive, close-up, and slow-motion look at the highly unstable substance nitrogen triiodide (NI3). Host Andrew Marmery demonstrates how easily NI3 can be set off by something as gentle as a balloon, and he also explains the chemistry behind what makes the compound so reactive.

Thanks Scott Devaney!