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Chemistry For Your Life

Melissa and Jam

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Chemistry For Your Life

Chemistry For Your Life

Melissa and Jam

12
Followers
25
Plays
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A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.

Latest Episodes

How does super glue glue things?

Be honest. Have you ever glued yourself with super glue? Everyone should accidentally make that mistake at least once, so you can literally feel the impressive stickiness of super glue. Well today, you can learn about the chemistry within super glue, without putting any fingers or other body parts at risk! Let's do this.

30 min4 d ago
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How does super glue glue things?

Why do we use fluoride on our teeth?

Chances are you've heard the word "fluoride" said in reference to your teeth. At the dentists office, on your bottle of mouthwash, maybe you've heard it's in tap water? But what is it, what's so special about it, and how does it help our teeth? Does it make them whiter, stronger, or what? Let's find out.

29 min1 w ago
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Why do we use fluoride on our teeth?

How does caffeine make you not sleepy?

Ok so, caffeine. Some of us live on the stuff, and others of us want nothing to do with it. There's a lot of things caffeine can do to our bodies, but of course the number one question, is how does it keep the sleepiness away? Let's get into it. And we may find out a few other things caffeine does along the way.

27 min2 w ago
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How does caffeine make you not sleepy?

Chemistry at Home: Density

Here's another bonus episode dedicated to teaching a specific chemistry experiment you can do at home. This month, we see what happens when we combine honey, corn syrup, dish soap, water, oil, and alcohol.

15 min3 w ago
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Chemistry at Home: Density

What makes fruit ripen?

Fruit. You eat it too early? It tastes bland and tart. You eat it too late? And it's rotten. You eat it when it's ripe? It's perfect, sweet, and juicy. What makes fruit ripen? How is it that supermarkets and suppliers can control when fruit ripens, or keep it from ripening too early? What's telling what to ripen when? And how? Let's talk about it.

37 min3 w ago
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What makes fruit ripen?

Bonus: Do mosquitos care about blood-type? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about mosquito repellents, mosquitos and blood type, mosquito saliva, organic chemistry, and some of our favorite movies!

20 minAUG 24
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Bonus: Do mosquitos care about blood-type? (and other questions)

What's up with alcohol(s)?

So we all know what we think of when we hear the word "alcohol," but what if that's not really the whole picture? There's actually many kinds of alcohol, most of which we cannot drink. So what's up with all those alcohols? What makes them different? What makes them similar enough to all be called alcohol? Let's find out.

32 minAUG 20
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What's up with alcohol(s)?

What IS fire? (and what happened in Beirut?)

Seriously. What is fire? This week Melissa and Jam hop out of the frying pan. What are those warm orange wisps? We all sort of know what fire is but also, do we? It's hot, it can be good, it can be bad. But why does it look like that? And what really IS it? Let's try to find out

25 minAUG 13
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What IS fire? (and what happened in Beirut?)

What makes honey crystallize?

Ever notice that honey crystalizes? Isn't that like super weird? Why does it do that? This week, Melissa and Jam risk getting stuck in this question.

32 minAUG 6
Comments
What makes honey crystallize?

What is the future of mosquito repellents?

This week, Melissa and Jam close out the mosquitos series with part 4 (If you missed the previous three, go check them out). What does the future look like for humans and mosquitos? Can we finally achieve peace? What are scientists working on, ways to make us invisible to mosquitos, or ways to kill them all? Or can things even get better at all? Let's find out. Scientists, we're counting on you, don't let us down.

36 minJUL 30
Comments
What is the future of mosquito repellents?

Latest Episodes

How does super glue glue things?

Be honest. Have you ever glued yourself with super glue? Everyone should accidentally make that mistake at least once, so you can literally feel the impressive stickiness of super glue. Well today, you can learn about the chemistry within super glue, without putting any fingers or other body parts at risk! Let's do this.

30 min4 d ago
Comments
How does super glue glue things?

Why do we use fluoride on our teeth?

Chances are you've heard the word "fluoride" said in reference to your teeth. At the dentists office, on your bottle of mouthwash, maybe you've heard it's in tap water? But what is it, what's so special about it, and how does it help our teeth? Does it make them whiter, stronger, or what? Let's find out.

29 min1 w ago
Comments
Why do we use fluoride on our teeth?

How does caffeine make you not sleepy?

Ok so, caffeine. Some of us live on the stuff, and others of us want nothing to do with it. There's a lot of things caffeine can do to our bodies, but of course the number one question, is how does it keep the sleepiness away? Let's get into it. And we may find out a few other things caffeine does along the way.

27 min2 w ago
Comments
How does caffeine make you not sleepy?

Chemistry at Home: Density

Here's another bonus episode dedicated to teaching a specific chemistry experiment you can do at home. This month, we see what happens when we combine honey, corn syrup, dish soap, water, oil, and alcohol.

15 min3 w ago
Comments
Chemistry at Home: Density

What makes fruit ripen?

Fruit. You eat it too early? It tastes bland and tart. You eat it too late? And it's rotten. You eat it when it's ripe? It's perfect, sweet, and juicy. What makes fruit ripen? How is it that supermarkets and suppliers can control when fruit ripens, or keep it from ripening too early? What's telling what to ripen when? And how? Let's talk about it.

37 min3 w ago
Comments
What makes fruit ripen?

Bonus: Do mosquitos care about blood-type? (and other questions)

In this month's bonus episode, Melissa and Jam respond to comments and questions about mosquito repellents, mosquitos and blood type, mosquito saliva, organic chemistry, and some of our favorite movies!

20 minAUG 24
Comments
Bonus: Do mosquitos care about blood-type? (and other questions)

What's up with alcohol(s)?

So we all know what we think of when we hear the word "alcohol," but what if that's not really the whole picture? There's actually many kinds of alcohol, most of which we cannot drink. So what's up with all those alcohols? What makes them different? What makes them similar enough to all be called alcohol? Let's find out.

32 minAUG 20
Comments
What's up with alcohol(s)?

What IS fire? (and what happened in Beirut?)

Seriously. What is fire? This week Melissa and Jam hop out of the frying pan. What are those warm orange wisps? We all sort of know what fire is but also, do we? It's hot, it can be good, it can be bad. But why does it look like that? And what really IS it? Let's try to find out

25 minAUG 13
Comments
What IS fire? (and what happened in Beirut?)

What makes honey crystallize?

Ever notice that honey crystalizes? Isn't that like super weird? Why does it do that? This week, Melissa and Jam risk getting stuck in this question.

32 minAUG 6
Comments
What makes honey crystallize?

What is the future of mosquito repellents?

This week, Melissa and Jam close out the mosquitos series with part 4 (If you missed the previous three, go check them out). What does the future look like for humans and mosquitos? Can we finally achieve peace? What are scientists working on, ways to make us invisible to mosquitos, or ways to kill them all? Or can things even get better at all? Let's find out. Scientists, we're counting on you, don't let us down.

36 minJUL 30
Comments
What is the future of mosquito repellents?
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