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Chemistry (General): Chemistry of Everyday Products

What's That Stuff?

“Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? C&EN presents a collection of articles that gives you a look at the chemistry behind a wide variety of everyday products.”  from ACS

 What's that stuff?

 

Chemistry Now!

Chemistry Now
The National Science Foundation (NSF), NBC Learn, and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) present videos that break down the chemistry behind such commonplace things as cheeseburgers, chocolates, spices, soaps and plastics. 

Periodic Table of Technology

The Beacon has created a Periodic Table of Technology, an interactive guide that’s showing the everyday use of elements in technology.​ 

 

displaying element Boron tile from Periodic Table of Elements

Boron (B)

It’s a bird, it’s a plane... it’s boron! More often than not, this metalloid can be found in the sky — it’s used in fireworks and rocket fuel. But Boron also has applications at home. Certain compounds are used in laundry detergents and bleaches, as well as mild antiseptics. In the electronics industry, some boron oxides are used to make heat-resistant glass.