Will This Pop a Balloon?

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Reactions Science Videos | August 7, 2018

Have you ever popped a balloon with just an orange peel? This chemistry party trick is a classic demo of how solvents work. Learn about the science of why like dissolves like!

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Fitting It All In: Adapting a Green Chemistry Extraction Experiment for Inclusion in an Undergraduate Analytical Laboratory

How Does an Orange Peel Pop a Balloon? Chemistry, of Course!

Common Organic Solvents: Table of Properties 1,2,3

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