Why Do Roses Smell So Sweet? - Get to Know a Molecule (GTKAM)

Reactions - Uncover the Chemistry in Everyday Life
Subscribe

Youtube ID: dQyQns4i5hI

Reactions Science Videos | February 12, 2015

Valentine’s Day is Saturday, and people will be spending billions on their sweethearts. Much of that cash will be dropped on sweet-smelling roses. But did you know that one minor chemical change would make that rose not smell as sweet? Chemist Raychelle Burks, Ph.D., explains why in the debut episode of our new sub-series Get to Know a Molecule (GTKAM). Check out future GTKAM episodes every 2 weeks, where we'll highlight more everyday compounds from the 91 million molecules scientists have uncovered.

 

You Might Also Like

Learn from the best and brightest minds in chemistry LIVE every Thursday at 2pm ET!

Popular Chemistry

Culinary Chemistry


Check out these other ACS science videos and podcasts highlighting cutting-edge research from ACS journals and fascinating, weird and timely topics. 

Learn from the best and brightest minds in chemistry LIVE every Thursday at 2pm ET!

Connect On