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Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D.

10 Everyday Chemistry Questions You Should Be Able to Answer

By February 20, 2007

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If you study physics, you should be able to explain why the sky is blue. If biology is your thing, you ought to be able to answer where babies come from. Chemistry doesn't have any great standard question, but there are some everyday phenomena you should be able to explain. Bonus Question:
  • How do I color fire? - If mastering fire was one of mankind's great achievements, then think how much better it is to command the flames to change color. You know I'm right.

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