Uncover the chemistry in everyday life.
Why Do Things Taste Sweet?
About This Episode
Ever wonder why your favorite sweets taste, well, sweet? Whether they’re made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry, and a very special shape known as the "sweetness triangle". Let Darcy Gentleman, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry and snappy dressing take you through the science of sweetness. Special thanks to Professor Matt Hartings of American University for his help with this episode.
Produced by the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific
society, Reactions is a video series that uncovers the chemistry in everyday life. Reactions is available at www.youtube.com/acsreactions.
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