Cellulose: From Trees to Explosives

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Cellulose is everywhere. In fact, it is the most abundant organic molecule on the Earth! It’s in (but not limited to) our food, clothing, and plastics, and the cellulose compound nitrocellulose is used in explosives but also in things like x-rays, early silent films and nail polish. In this episode of Untold, a new YouTubeLearning series from ACS, PBS, and YouTube, we get into how this tiny molecule holds up so much of our modern world.



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