Can Soap REALLY "Kill" the Coronavirus? - Constantly being told to wash your hands? Us too. So we’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective against viruses like the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
We’re diving into the chemistry behind why soap is so effective.
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The chemistry behind why fruit flies love vinegar so much.
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Why does baking powder say “double acting” on the container?
What happens to plastic bottles when you recycle them?
Every medicine you buy has a printed expiration date, but does it actually go bad?
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Yellowstone's hot springs have incredible geochemistry. But why are they so different?
Air conditioning is the science of heat transfer and the chemistry of refrigerants.
Do you really need all those kitchen gadgets? It all depends on the chemistry of cooking.
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We tried to use chemistry to change hydrangea flowers from red to blue. Let's try again.
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How does chemistry makes a cake donut and a yeast donut taste so different?
What do chameleons have to do with nanotechnology?
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Melatonin is a supplement that’s supposed to help you sleep. But does it work?
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Fermentation turns these green and black preserved eggs into real Chinese comfort food.
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Learn how your nose can go "blind" to some smells, and how sanitizers and mouthwash work.
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Airplane contrails happen when burning jet fuel meets the chemistry of air.
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