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Ex of chaos->order circular patterns in liquid chemical reaction

  1. Dec 3, 2011 #1
    Does anyone know the experiment where distinct circular patterns appear to emerge in a liquid chemical reaction? This experiment was covered in my thermodynamics class due to its relevance of order emerging from chaos. All I remember about the experiment is that it was not believed at first for its results because it was so controversial. I think the experimenters were Russian Chemists and I think the chemicals formed yellow and red circular-like patterns.

    Its a really cool experiment and stands out as one of the interesting facts I learned in my undergraduate as an example of order emerging from chaos. Unfortunately I cannot find the damn thing anywhere.

    Thank you
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  3. Dec 3, 2011 #2
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