The American Chemical Society series Reactions took a close-up slow-motion look at the chemistry of sparklers for the Fourth of July. The video shows a sparkler in action while the narrator explains the different chemicals at work in the reaction. Compound Interest created an infographic that shows the different chemicals used in sparklers as metallic fuels,…
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A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions looks at the chemical difference between sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. Both substances deliver the same chemicals to the body, and the episode cautions against consuming too much of either. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
Reactions by the American Chemical Society has a video detailing a series of life hacks–and the chemistry behind them–designed to help alleviate certain winter-related problems, from dry skin to getting a car stuck in the snow.
“How Pee Brought You The Modern World” is the latest episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions. In the episode, chemist Darcy Gentleman focuses on the role urine played in a number of scientific breakthroughs that helped advance the field of chemistry.
A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions explains what makes carbon monoxide so deadly. The colorless and odorless gas poses a serious health threat if dangerous levels of it go undetected in the home.
Host Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D. shares a series of accidental chemical discoveries that changed the world in a recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions. Some of the discoveries include a cheap purple dye, an artificial sweetener, and non-stick coatings. The American Chemical Society partnered with the Chemical Heritage Foundation for this episode. Throughout the history…
A recent episode of the American Chemical Society series Reactions explains the chemistry behind how salt melts ice. The episode also explains the limitations of salt, alternatives like sand and other chemicals, and also the environmental downsides of using salt.
The American Chemical Society Society’s web series Reactions (see previously) explains the chemical processes through which leaves change color in a recent episode. A recently published chart by Compound Interest also shows the different compounds that give autumn leaves their color.