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    Dr. Ka Yee C. Lee

    May, 2004: Dr. Ka Yee Lee of the University of Chicago was interviewed by Margaret Stowell Levenberg including questions suggested by Dr. Connie Jeffery of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Lee was born in Hong Kong, graduated from Brown University in 1986, and earned a Ph.D. in applied ph...

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    Kool-Aid® Powder Chemistry

    Kids, can you make a fizzy reaction without using vinegar? Yes you can! There are many experiments where the trick is to mix baking soda with vinegar, creating carbon dioxide fizzy gas and water. But if you don't happen to have vinegar around, here is another way to, for example, make that scienc...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - June 2014

    Downloadable Newsletter Click here to download The Chemical Bulletin for 2014 June

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    Honeycomb Candy - Cooking with CO2

    Kids, honeycomb candy is easy to make and has an interesting texture that is caused by carbon dioxide bubbles trapped inside it. The carbon dioxide is produced when baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is added to a hot simple syrup. The bubbles in the candy make it light and give it a honeycomb appeara...

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    January, 2014

    Thursday, January 16, 2014 Joint with AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) and ChemPharma Globally Diverse Sourcing: The Key To Commercializing Greener Fuels • or • Why Waste Carbon When You Can Put It To Good Use? Jennifer Holmg...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - May 2014

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    Regular Salt to Rock Salt

    Kids, have you ever seen a chef cook with pink salt or put their food on a big pink slab that looks like a large marble cutting board? Rock salt is a natural, unrefined salt consisting of large crystals containing mineral impurities. Sometimes the impurities give color to the salt. Therefore, natu...

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    Make a Color Wheel from Milk

    Kids, if you just add food coloring to milk, not a whole lot happens. However, it only takes one simple ingredient to turn the milk into a swirling color wheel. Here is what you do.Materials: 2% or whole milk food coloring dishwashing liquid cotton swab plate Instructions: Pour enough m...

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    The Chemical Bulletin - April 2014

    Downloadable Newsletter Click here to download The Chemical Bulletin for 2014 April

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    Blow Frozen Bubbles

    Kids, there are some incredible frozen bubble photos on-line that are amazing. You too can blow bubbles that freeze into delicate frost patterns. You can even pick up the bubbles and examine them before they pop. All you need is bubble solution, a bubble wand, and a cold winter day (below freezing, ...

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