FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 24, 2016

Making polystyrene dissolve like magic (video)

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2016 — Have you ever seen a foam cup appear to melt away in acetone? Foam cups, bowls and containers are made of a lightweight but strong material – expanded polystyrene. How then does acetone reduce this substance to a blob of goo? In this week’s video, Reactions teams up with chemistry professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., to explain the viral phenomenon. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/FrnDB2_Kt-4.

Youtube ID: FrnDB2_Kt-4

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