FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 09, 2018
How “double-acting” baking powder acts twice (video)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2018 — Orange peels contain limonene, and this chemical is the key to a party trick in which you can pop a balloon with a twist. Limonene is an exceptionally good solvent for the rubber in balloons, but some other solvents can can do it too. In this video, Reactions explains why only some chemicals can burst your bubble (or balloon): https://youtu.be/qnAhsioaHug.
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