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Benjamin Hyde - Observing the Electric Field using Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda)

  • Published on Jan 8, 2022
  • Sodium bicarbonate is formed by mixing carbon, sodium, hydrogen and oxygen molecules. This mixture, also known as baking soda, is actually a type of salt.
    The bonds in salt compounds are called ionic because they both have an electrical charge-the chloride ion is negatively charged and the sodium ion is positively charged.
    Watch what happens when two electrodes of a high voltage power supply are separated by a gap with baking soda in between.
    Footage reposted to RU-clip with permission from citizen scientist, Benjamin Hyde.
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Comments • 30

  • The Good Vibrations
    The Good Vibrations 4 months ago +2

    Great video!
    The electric field is displaying a dark mode plasma arc - but you have 2 parallel / identical electrodes - so the baking soda is being pulled toward the electrodes (on the ac forward pulse) and each prong is balanced / and simultaneously battling the other. The back pulse of the ac is what is flinging particles around. The movement (rotation) between the tines is the rotation of the current in both tines - they are somewhat conflicted - even though they are the same.
    You need to try DC and see what happens.

  • Billy Bob
    Billy Bob 4 months ago +2

    This is amazing! I’d love to see some really well lit close up slow motion shots!

  • 0U8123MTA3
    0U8123MTA3 4 months ago +1

    26:08 I would like to see an electromagnetic field generator (patent 10135366) hooked up to a similar but giant tuning fork in the middle of a desert. Normally such a generator is used in a craft using an inertial mass reduction device (patent 10144352) as a propulsion mechanism. I'm convinced craft like these are responsible for the amazing geology and astronomy that we observe and that these craft can build or destroy mountains.

  • Al B
    Al B 4 months ago +4

    outstanding, its a dust devil / tornado which are both electrical phenomenon IMO (which to this audience is probably no great revelation at all) I laugh out loud every time I hear textbook television meteorologists talk about their "rising warm air" BS 🙂

  • BonSang
    BonSang 4 months ago +2

    i wonder if that can be considered a plasmoid? they tend to accelerate particles.
    there is possibly a cymatic component to the behavior of the electrode and the soda.

  • Magnitude Matrix
    Magnitude Matrix 4 months ago +2

    The reason why the vortex is because of electricity protobation from your amplitude. When you pass current through mass like sodium it also extrapolates a field as well and its all doing it at the same time field feeding each other. Graphene is a field feeding sub straight for electricity each carbon chain feeds its neighbors field. Isn't that nice of my carbon neighbor?

  • Sun Shine
    Sun Shine 4 months ago +3

    Everything is magnetic under the right conditions.

  • Robert Hawthorne
    Robert Hawthorne 4 months ago +4

    I just sent this to Ben who also mentioned to me talked to Wal about this. Would like to see what he says in the comments.

  • Bubba Bong
    Bubba Bong 4 months ago +3

    What happens when you use gun powder or any other volatile forms of powder?

    • jrg mty
      jrg mty 4 months ago +3

      There is an arc sometimes so it will ignite. He should use a combination of colored powders to see the movement easier or a super slow motion camera. And do it in a vacuum

  • C Ritter
    C Ritter 4 months ago +3

    Is there any way you could Upload it again? The current orientation format, when fullscreened, doesn’t actually makes it bigger by much.

    • C Ritter
      C Ritter 4 months ago

      @Electric Universe Eyes sweet! Thank you🙂

    • Electric Universe Eyes
      Electric Universe Eyes  4 months ago +3

      It’s the only way I could record it properly. The video is originally on FB. Go find Benjamin Hyde on FB for the full screen. Plus, he’s always doing crazy stuff in his lab.

    • Bubba Bong
      Bubba Bong 4 months ago +3

      I agree! Portrait mode is stupid and so are those who video in portrait mode. There I go being honest again.

  • Steven White
    Steven White 3 months ago +1

    Try adding a coloring agent it might help you observe the motion better

  • Robert Hawthorne
    Robert Hawthorne 4 months ago +3

    So cool!

    • Robert Hawthorne
      Robert Hawthorne 4 months ago

      @Electric Universe Eyes I paused EU Geology on FB while I am suspended (too much BS being posted while I get shutdown hence the pause). Ben has done some more videos on Thunderbolts Project group on FB.

    • Electric Universe Eyes
      Electric Universe Eyes  4 months ago +1

      I loved this so much!

  • A Pioneer in the Sea of Stars

    Is that phenomenon called the Paul Trap, aka the Ion Trap? Just got done watching the Action Lab explain that on RU-clip.

    • A Pioneer in the Sea of Stars
      A Pioneer in the Sea of Stars 4 months ago

      @Electric Universe Eyes Ah sorry, I don't really have a link. Wikipedia'ing "Ion Trap" or "Paul Trap" will get you to the phenomenon, and on RU-clip type "Action Lab Ion Trap" it will surely be the first result.

    • Electric Universe Eyes
      Electric Universe Eyes  4 months ago

      If you have a link, please post

    • Electric Universe Eyes
      Electric Universe Eyes  4 months ago

      I’ll have to look it up now :) Thanks

  • Stewart Clark
    Stewart Clark 4 months ago +3

    Is it like a mini tornado. Where's your zoom man? 😄

  • Scientific Lee
    Scientific Lee 4 months ago +7

    electricity flowing in a vortex eh....nice to see....like the holy Spirit between two energy beings.

  • Mimsical Renegade
    Mimsical Renegade 4 months ago +2

    Optical Tweezers..... Tuning Fork

  • Mimsical Renegade
    Mimsical Renegade 4 months ago +2

    Thermo Acoustic Resonance
    (Marklund Convection)

  • Jerri I Goldstein
    Jerri I Goldstein 4 months ago +1

    Epsom salts☺

  • Death Valley Dazed
    Death Valley Dazed 4 months ago +2

    Poor camera work, not close enough, only one angle.

  • philopolymath
    philopolymath 4 months ago +2

    Boron works better