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Valentine's Day Chemistry

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Love is in the air for Valentine’s Day! Check out these links for ideas to celebrate it chemistry-style. You can make science-themed valentines, create a borax crystal heart, learn a valentine demo to share with your sweetheart, and more.

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  • The Colour and Aroma of Roses
    Give a friend a dozen of these… chemical compounds.
  • Eternity Roses
    These flowers won’t last an actual eternity, but it’s still pretty long. How do they stay looking fresh?
  • The Sweet Scent of Success
    A bottle of perfume takes the right chemistry, but sometimes it also needs a little luck.
  • Attar of Roses
    Give your sweetheart a rose for Valentine’s Day. Or… just buy one for yourself and try this experiment.
  • Colored Flowers
    Let them know you care with flowers. But don’t forget the chemistry twist—color them first using a classic capillary action experiment.

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(all sites accessed January 2021)