Infinite Warfare – Attack of the Radioactive Thing: All Chemical Locations (& Recipes)

There are several chemicals that you can mix to create special recipes in Attack of the Radioactive Thing. Here's how to find them.

Attack of the Radioactive Thing is a Zombies map in Call of Duty Infinite Warfare that requires you to mix different chemicals. Mixing these chemicals allows you to create compounds that help you complete the easter egg. There are over 20 chemicals and they are littered all over the map.

In this guide, we’ll go over the locations of every single chemical in Attack of the Radioactive Thing. Additionally, we’ll also discuss how these chemicals can be mixed.

Attack of the Radioactive Thing Chemicals Locations

Below is a list of all chemicals found within the Attack of the Radioactive Thing map in Infinite Warfare Zombies along with their locations.

Insect RepellentLocated on a stack of wood, next to the Up ‘N Atoms candy perk machine in the starting area
Racing FuelInside a grey container in the back alley of the gas station
VodkaFound on a shelf inside the seaside market
Baking SodaFound in the same market as the Vodka, on a different shelf
Food ColoringFound in the same market as the Vodka, on a different shelf
DetergentFound inside the shop directly in front of where the Vodka is
Nail Polish RemoverCan be picked up from the office in the motel
Plant FoodLocated right outside the Snack Shack
Table SaltFound inside of the freezer in the market
QuartersFound inside all pay phones on the map. use the crowbar melee weapon to access them
PenniesFound inside all cash registers on the map. use the crowbar melee weapon to access them
IceLocated inside ice machines in the market. Acquired by using the crowbar melee weapon
FatHarvested from the meat hanging in the freezers inside the market. Acquired by using the cleaver melee weapon
Motor OilPicked up from the gas station
Drain CleanerLocated near the toilets in the RV trailer park
Wheel CleanerFound inside a purple bottle in the market. It will be on a shelf
PaintLocated behind the shack near the Racing Stripes
VinegarFound inside a brown bottle in the market. It will be on a shelf.
Powdered MilkFound in the same market as the Vodka, on a different shelf
ChlorineFound on one side of the motel pool
BleachLocated in the spawn area

How to mix chemicals in Attack of the Radioactive Thing

Mixing chemicals and creating compounds is instrumental in defeating the radioactive thing. You not only need the appropriate ingredients but you also need a chemistry station and specific codes that change with every match.

There is a total of three chemistry stations on the map. the first one can be found inside the office in the market near the beachside. The second chemistry station is located in the trailer park, while the third and final station can be found near the beach area.

Once you have an audio log, you’ll know what chemical you’ll need to mix. The Doctor can ask you to create one of five different compounds. These include;

  • 1/3/5-Tetra-Nitra-Phenol
  • 3/4-Di-Nitroxy-Methyl-Propane
  • 3-Methyl-2, 4-Di Nitrobenzen
  • Octa-Hydro-2, 5-Nitro-3, 4/7-Para-Zocine
  • 2/4-Propane-3/5-Tetra-Nitrate

There are several boards littered throughout the map that contain the codes that are required for mixing these chemicals, since they change every match, it’s hard to pinpoint the exact code for every recipe.

Like the board pictured above, each chemical will have a certain code configuration that you need to know to create it. To use the board, you’ll have to solve an equation

How to solve the equation in Attack of the radio thing

To use the board effectively you need to find out which color you need to view the board in. Depending on the color filter you choose, the code changes, and if you don’t have the correct code, the chemicals won’t mix.

First, make your way to the TV station and look up the equation. The image below gives its exact location

The symbols change every game but the principle remains the same; you need to figure out what the factors in the symbol equate to. There are two symbols you need to look for on the map. the first one is a circle with lines jutting out of it, while the second one resembles the Roman numeral for three. The latter can be found in the office right down from the TV station.

The next step requires a bit more work. You need to locate the circle symbol in four different areas. The first symbol can be found underneath the bridge near the beach area.

The second symbol is found on the door next to the garage in the chemistry station

The third symbol is found on the green wall at the back of the grocery store

While the fourth and final symbol can be accessed through the Pack-a-Punch machine. The symbol will be on the refrigerator inside the RV

When you’re at each location, cycle through each of the different colors (red, blue, green) while looking at the symbols. If the equals sign has a strike through it when you’re using any of the filters, that symbol WILL NOT be used to solve the equation

In other words, if the ≠ symbol appears through any of the filters, that number will not be useful; the number must equal the symbol in all cases.

Once you have the correct number multiply it with the earlier symbol. This will give you the number you’ll have to do the chemistry step-in.

If your answer is below 55, use the blue filter. If it’s between 55 and 57 use the red filter and finally, if it’s above 57, use the green filter.

Now you must locate all six chemistry boards that have the codes on them. The first one can be found spawn area. The second board is located in the parking lot of the TV station while the third board is found in the RV park. Board #4 is located in an alley behind the beach market. Board 5 is found in the gas station garage while the sixth and final one is on the beach.

Switch over to your designated color and add the symbols on the top and top left to get the code for each compound. Take a screenshot or note these numbers down for your ease.

Chemical Recipes in Attack of the Radioactive Thing

Now that you have finished all the prerequisites and acquired all the materials you can begin crafting your chemical compounds. As we discussed above there are a total of five different compounds you may need to make.

Each chemical is made up of several compounds. Simply place the ingredients on the workbench then punch in the correct number (the one you get from adding the top and top left symbols from the chemistry boards) and craft away. We’ve listed the requirements to create every chemical in the cheat sheet below.


  • Motor Oil + Insect Repellent + Wheel Cleaner = Phenol
  • Phenol + Drain Cleaner = Phenolsulfonic Acid
  • Phenolsulfonic Acid + Detergent = 1/3/5-Tetra-Nitra-Phenol


  • Vodka + Pennies = Acetaldehyde
  • Racing Fuel + Quarters = Formaldehyde
  • Acetaldehyde + Formaldehyde = Aldehyde Sludge
  • Aldehyde Sludge + Nail Polish Remover = 3/4-Di-Nitroxy-Methyl-Propane

3-Methyl-2, 4-Di-Nitrobenzen

  • Drain Cleaner + Paint + Detergent = Methylbenzene
  • Methylbenzene + Baking Soda + Vinegar + Detergent = Dinitro
  • Dinitro + Racing Fuel = 3-Methyl-2, 4-Di-Nitrobenzen

Octa-Hydro-2, 5-Nitro-3, 4/7-Para-Zocine

  • Racing Fuel + Quarters = Formaldehyde
  • Formaldehyde + Glass Cleaner = Hexamine
  • Hexamine + Vinegar + Plant Food + Detergent = Octa-Hydro-2, 5-Nitro-3, 4/7-Para-Zocine

2/4-Propane, 3/5-Tetra-Nitrate

  • Fat + Vodka = Glycerol
  • Detergent + Drain Opener + Ice = Mixed Acid
  • Glycerol + Mixed Acid = Nitrated Glycerol Solution
  • Nitrated Glycerol Solution + Baking Soda = 2/4-Propane, 3/5-Tetra-Nitrate
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