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How Sarin Gas Works

In Damascus last month, more than 1,400 people died in a sarin gas attack believed to be carried out by the Syrian goverment. Laci explains what this deadly nerve agent is and how it works.

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“Sarin is a human-made chemical warfare agent classified as a nerve agent. Nerve agents are the most toxic and rapidly acting of the known chemical warfare agents.”

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“An effective chemical attack would use chemicals that are extremely toxic to people in small quantities.”

The Chemistry of Sarin Poison Gas–Periodic Table of Videos

“The YouTube staple series for explaining chemistry to the masses, The Periodic Table of Videos, takes time today to explain to us exactly how Sarin and other nerve gases work to disrupt bodily functions, using handmade chemical models in the hands of a researcher who works to understand neurotransmitters, Rob Stockman.”

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