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Yellowstone's Steaming Acid Pools of Death

The American Chemical Society's Reactions series looks at Yellowstone National Parks famous hot springs.

by American Chemical Society

Yellowstone National Park’s hot springs have incredible geochemistry thanks to being part of an actual volcano. But why are they so different, and why are some more dangerous than others? Reactions looks at the famous Wyoming landmark and how the combination of heat, minerals, and volcanic activity can make for dangerous, and even deadly, swimming.

Video Credit: The American Chemical Society