Chemistry is awesome. It gave us nuclear power, Bunsen burners and, you know, all of life on Earth.

Sometimes though - particularly when humans get involves - chemistry isn't quite as sanguine as you might hope.

And when the internet gets involved in that volatile mix? Things go very badly, very quickly.

Here are our favourite moments from when Chemistry Turned Bad. Or just, you know, set off the sprinklers.

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  • Chemistry Teacher Makes it Rain

    During this classroom demonstration, the teacher sets off the fire alarm causing the sprinklers to go off. Check out the original here:

  • Huge Explosion in Chemistry FAIL!

    In class my teacher got her face burned.

  • Crazy Ass chemistry fail!

    This video was uploaded from an Android phone.

  • Chemistry Teacher Fail

  • Chemistry fail

    My chemistry professor tried a cool demo and it didn't turn out well.

  • The Best Chemistry EXPLOSIONS - Reactions Gone Wrong - Joe Genius

    It's time for Joe Genius: Where backyard science goes BIG TIME. Joe Genius highlights home-grown Newtons who experiment, tinker, and yes, blow stuff up in th...

  • Chromium Trioxide (FAIL) - Periodic Table of Videos

    The Professor shows us a tremendous reaction - but forgets to switch off the department smoke alarm. More chemistry at Follow ...

  • Highschool chemistry lab gets flooded

    Highschool chemistry lab gets flooded. This is a fail. For licensing / usage inquiries, contact