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Video: The chemistry of the World Cup

In the final of the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa, you must have watched Spain hold aloft the golden Cup itself. So we thought it would be apt to share a video explaining the chemistry behind the making of the cup!

In this video, Prof. Martyn Poliakoff of the University of Nottingham, UK shares some fun facts about the Cup:

(Video titled "periodicvideos - June 04, 2010 - Made of solid gold, it seems the World Cup trophy must be hollow. And its distinctive green stripes are made of an interesting compound called malachite." sourced from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuCgElVlZhk)

Tags :     Everyday Chemistry     Gold     FIFA World Cup     malachite     football    

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