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From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@nsf.gov>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:40:16 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Chemistry of Water -- Chemistry Now
Chemistry of Water -- Chemistry Now
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 05:04:27 -0500
H20 over background of ocean, clouds and sky
H20 over background of ocean, clouds and sky

It might just be the most universally known fact in chemistry: the chemical formula for water--H2O.This video "profiles" the H2O molecule -- its structure, polarity, cohesive and adhesive properties, and water's properties as a "universal" solvent.
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Message: 2
From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@nsf.gov>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:40:17 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Mirror Molecule: Carvone -- Chemistry Now
Mirror Molecule: Carvone -- Chemistry Now
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 05:04:45 -0500
Illustration of 2 Carvone molecules
Illustration of 2 Carvone molecules

This episode uses carvone, a chiral molecule, to explain how the "handedness" of a molecule can change its properties--in this case giving us the differing flavors of spearmint, caraway and dill.
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Message: 3
From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@nsf.gov>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:40:17 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Cheeseburger Chemistry: Cheese -- Chemistry Now
Cheeseburger Chemistry: Cheese -- Chemistry Now
Thu, 07 Apr 2011 05:04:55 -0500
Variety of cheeses on a platter
Variety of cheeses on a platter

This episode uses cheese-making to explain protein denaturing, coagulation and the difference between chemical and physical change.
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Message: 4
From: National Science Foundation Update <nsf-update@nsf.gov>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 17:40:19 -0500 (CDT)
Subject: Chemical Bond Between Cloves and Nutmeg -- Chemistry Now
Chemical Bond Between Cloves and Nutmeg -- Chemistry Now
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:04:04 -0500
Jars of spices: basil, cloves, dill, ginger, nutmeg and oregano
Jars of spices: basil, cloves, dill, ginger, nutmeg and oregano

Chemical Bond Between Cloves and Nutmeg

This episode focuses on chemical bonds by profiling eugenol and isoeugenol, two molecules with identical molecular structures except for the placement of one double bond--a difference that makes eugenol responsible for the flavor and aroma of ...
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