The Scary Science of Snake Venom – Video
Chemistry Behind Snake Venom
I don’t about you, but I am not a fan of snakes. I wish them no harm as they are part of natural but they do send an unneeded adrenaline rush through my veins when I come across one in the wild.
In many places of the world, some snakes can be deadly and the only thing between someone bitten and a painful death is the right snake venom.
We know poisonous snakes are dangerous, but what exactly makes venom so powerful? Evolutionary biology tells us why venom is useful for snakes, but chemistry tells us how venom works. Check you this video from the American Chemical Society that shows the science behind the venom.