The River Thames outside DLD College London

Oscillating Reactions

3rd November 20

Recently ChemSoc students Nina and Taehee have learnt about the famous Belousov–Zhabotinsky oscillating reaction applying their knowledge of oxidation states, autocatalysis and mechanisms.

The chemical reaction originally discovered in 1951 in Russia by Boris Belousov was not known in the West until 1968 where it has been the subject of many advanced research projects.

Watch their own experiment below. You can also read their research piece about this reaction here: The Oscillating Reactions V2 (002).


Pardeep Sagoo, Head of Science