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Burning Diamonds

Duration: 01:36

Jim Al-Khalili burns a diamond in liquid oxygen, producing only carbon dioxide as Smithson Tennant demonstrated in 1797.

Available since: Wed 3 Feb 2010


Production Manager
Giselle Corbett
Jim Al-Khalili
Tom Cholmondeley
Tom Cholmondeley
Executive Producer
Sacha Baveystock

This clip is from

Chemistry: A Volatile History The Power of the Elements

3/3 Revealing the breakthroughs which harnessed the elements' might to release vast power.

First broadcast: 04 Feb 2010

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