Sweet Science: Having Fun with Candy Chemistry

October 16, 2014

Hard Candy

From soft crack to hard ball to cotton candy, you can make a lot of different styles of candy with sucrose. Have you ever wondered about the science and chemical reactions that occur when making your favorite sugary treats? Join Dr. Rich Hartel and celebrate National Chemistry Week by exploring the sweet side of chemistry.

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What You Will Learn

  • What does a candy thermometer tell us about boiling point elevation?
  • How the different states that sugar can take in candy affect your perception.
  • How “doctors” are used in making candy.
  • And much more…

Sweeten Your Viewing Experience

  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Lifesavers
  • Jolly Ranchers
  • Caramel - Werthers original chewy preferred
  • Peeps (or ghosts or cats)

The Fine Print

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Rich Hartel
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Matt Hartings
American University