Water, Wine, Milk or Beer?  Perhaps none of the above.
Jun10

Water, Wine, Milk or Beer? Perhaps none of the above.

Hello everyone! It’s time for another edition of Sidechain’s favorite chem demos.  The one I’ll be describing today holds a place near and dear to my heart.  When I was a young high schooler (a shorter polypeptide… get it?), my high school chem teacher showed this to our class.  She had a glass of what looked like water.  She poured it into a wine goblet, and the water turned to wine (cool, right!).  She then...

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How do Elephants Brush Their Teeth?  Ask a chemist.
May04

How do Elephants Brush Their Teeth? Ask a chemist.

Outreach is becoming one of the most important aspects of undergraduate, graduate, and professional chemistry. Reaching out to kids at a young age and helping them get in to chemistry is a priority.  This is also one of the main focuses of the ACS’s International Year of Chemistry (IYC) 2011. I remember in my first chemistry class when my teacher showed us the classic demo where she turned water to wine, then wine to milk, then...

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