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In these entertaining episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions on Chemistry in our everyday life.

Gold spoon with small pills

What's the difference between sugar and artificial sweetener?

Woman with wavy red hair

What is the chemistry behind a permanent wave hairstyle?

potatoes and eggs

Why do potatoes get softer when you cook them, while eggs get harder?

Multiple wine bottles with corks

What’s the significance of that percentage number on the label of a bottle containing an alcoholic beverage?


Why does your urine smell so different after you`ve eaten asparagus?

Ketchup pouring out of a bottle

Why is it sometimes so hard to get ketchup out of the bottle?

Black pencil tip

What´s the difference in carbon between a pencil lead and a diamond?

Person pouring oil into a funnel

What does the SAE classification on motor oil cans mean?