Turning Seashells Into Glass (Debunking Viral Videos)

  • Published: 11 September 2019
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    Today we're testing a viral video that claims dipping sea shells in vinegar over night will turn them to glass. We're testing that out along with a few other acids.

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Comments • 2 281

  • Tak Tsing
    Tak Tsing  28 minutes back

    Sulfuric acid reacts with sea shell to form calcium sulfate, which is slightly soluble in water, and hence protect inside from dissolving further.

    • NonbinaryPans _Girly
      NonbinaryPans _Girly  55 minutes back

      Everytime in this video i saw grants picture it made me smile im so happy yall are honoring him thanks for making me smile😊

      • Shannon Casey
        Shannon Casey  1 hours back

        "Im not gonna put my hand in there" sticks hand in water

        • jordan truitt
          jordan truitt  1 hours back

          Try to encase those shells in epoxy

          • Ayla van Weeren
            Ayla van Weeren  5 hours back

            What would happen if you put a seashell in bleach?

            • Panfr 23
              Panfr 23  8 hours back

              Viral is such a boomer term

              • Indestructible Agony
                Indestructible Agony  9 hours back

                We know what acids are and their pH level.. although, it is nice ro know that youre telling these to people.

                • Ryan Chua Bowen
                  Ryan Chua Bowen  10 hours back

                  The phrase "debunking viral video" implies that video TKOR showed us is VIRAL. wtf.
                  Seashell is generally CaCO3. If you put CaCO3 in acid, it becomes CaCO3, H2O and CO2.
                  How to test for CO2?
                  Put a L-shaped tube with a stopper attached onto the shorter end on the test tube, submerge the longer end into Limewater(Ca(OH) 2). If a white precipitate form, CO2 is present, hence proving that the acid-carbonate reaction has taken place.
                  This knowledge is taught in GCE O' level syllabus. So the average netizen either forgot about secondary school science knowledge or they are simpletons who believe everything at face value.

                  • thu phuong
                    thu phuong  17 hours back

                    Do you know that ancient people used shells to make white paint

                    • aditya Konnur
                      aditya Konnur  19 hours back

                      You could colour them you know, the white shells

                      • The Olsen Vlogs
                        The Olsen Vlogs  22 hours back

                        you should try it in hand sanitizer

                        • dion minus
                          dion minus  23 hours back

                          Grant's picture 😖

                          • SirCheeseEater!
                            SirCheeseEater!  23 hours back

                            12:04 forbidden oatmeal

                            • Anime Monkey
                              Anime Monkey  1 days back

                              I'm only in sixth grade but even I know that this experiment isn't completely accurate because you changed more than one thing during one test. as in: you had one jar (or whatever) that had one small shell with a certain shape, and another that had many different sizs and shapes of shells. (and I don't know if you had the same amount of the same liquid or not...) just saying.

                              • robblequoffle
                                robblequoffle  1 days back

                                I bet they just took a seashell shaped crystal, painted it like a seashell, and the vinegar dissolved the paint.

                                • Beeblaine
                                  Beeblaine  1 days back

                                  Sulfuric didn’t react as powerful because CaSO4 is insoluble, while CaCl2 is very soluble so it disulves it faster in hydrochloric

                                  • BME Studios
                                    BME Studios  1 days back

                                    put some sea shels in bleach

                                    • TastyCookie 47
                                      TastyCookie 47  1 days back

                                      Am I the only one who thought about Dr. Stone? I dont know im a weeb

                                      • Mason Hardie
                                        Mason Hardie  1 days back

                                        you should try this with sand dollars

                                        • ItsaBrick
                                          ItsaBrick  1 days back

                                          Making skittle sized hamburgers

                                          • Sir BaEn[Z]
                                            Sir BaEn[Z]  1 days back

                                            If you haven`t already made it.. Do the same test only this time do it with flesh (meat) with skin.

                                            • Dr Subina Secretary Cos

                                              that is lime. any water will react and release heat

                                              • janbouncy
                                                janbouncy  2 days back

                                                What kind of black gloves are those, and where can I get some.

                                                • Brandon Swingle
                                                  Brandon Swingle  2 days back

                                                  "And this time I'll pay attention"
                                                  *Starts doing something else*

                                                  • VRogers_ Art
                                                    VRogers_ Art  2 days back

                                                    Hey can you make melt metal or glass mixed with seashells

                                                    • sofiasmiley
                                                      sofiasmiley  2 days back

                                                      13:08 - 13:12 "The acid solution is saturated."

                                                      • StoryCorns
                                                        StoryCorns  2 days back

                                                        what's that thing called
                                                        that you use to grind the seashells

                                                        • Kiri Loves Brownies :3

                                                          Imagine if someone walked in and was like “Mm, oatmeal” 😂😂😂

                                                          • narnianfox
                                                            narnianfox  2 days back

                                                            Try dropping teeth into acid

                                                            • THE JOKER PLAYS
                                                              THE JOKER PLAYS  2 days back

                                                              Debunk more

                                                              • Carome Taylor
                                                                Carome Taylor  2 days back

                                                                That vinegar goes bad on my birthday in 2022

                                                                • RandomnessUltraTV
                                                                  RandomnessUltraTV  2 days back

                                                                  Since when are videos like the one you tested actually trustworthy anyway? They’re all pure content-farming, it’s sick how blatant it is and how platforms allow low-quality content.

                                                                  • Ravish Dahoe
                                                                    Ravish Dahoe  2 days back

                                                                    Starts at 3:03

                                                                    • mohamed faiz
                                                                      mohamed faiz  3 days back

                                                                      Try making hot ice

                                                                      • Nalu Shipper478!
                                                                        Nalu Shipper478!  3 days back

                                                                        Will u be able to make paint from sea shells?

                                                                        • qwerty wert
                                                                          qwerty wert  3 days back

                                                                          does kallie get a spray tan. just a question

                                                                          • No-Mal
                                                                            No-Mal  3 days back

                                                                            Who here watched Dr. Stone before watching this? 😏👌

                                                                            • Cassie
                                                                              Cassie  2 days back

                                                                              As they said a king will die but the kingdom will live forever

                                                                          • Milada Ocadlikova
                                                                            Milada Ocadlikova  3 days back

                                                                            im sad because i learned a lot of stuff with him and he was my favorite one in king of random by michael

                                                                            • Alexander Keith
                                                                              Alexander Keith  3 days back

                                                                              I want someone to look at me the way calli looks at Nate

                                                                              • Couger Lily
                                                                                Couger Lily  3 days back

                                                                                Thank you for putting Grant's picture on the wall

                                                                                • Shelley Jackson
                                                                                  Shelley Jackson  3 days back

                                                                                  She sells sea shells by the sea shore :)

                                                                                  • Turtle's Gaming
                                                                                    Turtle's Gaming  3 days back

                                                                                    :(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

                                                                                    • Claudia Cannistraci
                                                                                      Claudia Cannistraci  3 days back

                                                                                      try to melt crystals

                                                                                      • Phantom Miner
                                                                                        Phantom Miner  3 days back

                                                                                        Wouldn’t you say they have a pocketful of shells. Budum psh

                                                                                        • Anxietyprimev69
                                                                                          Anxietyprimev69  3 days back

                                                                                          TKOR: **Puts a picture of their late founder on the wall in the background**

                                                                                          Everyone, including me: ...I’ll admit, this does put a smile on my face.

                                                                                          • Please Refer To Other Acount

                                                                                            Chemists everywhere are cringing at your lack of protection when working with those acids. You're supposed to use eye gear, masks, a fume hood and everything

                                                                                            • 1Fix
                                                                                              1Fix  3 days back

                                                                                              Redo this with different types of shells! If you can find people with ramshorn snails get some shells with them, ramshorns have transparent shells and you can actually see their hearts beating! I found one on the edge of a lake near me that looks like crystal clear glass.

                                                                                              • Zig Eubanks
                                                                                                Zig Eubanks  4 days back

                                                                                                As soon as I heard muriatic acid I thought of Payday 2