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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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Credits:
Producer: Sean Parsons
Writer: Alexa Billow
Scientific Consultants: Michelle Boucher, PhD
Executive Producer: George Zaidan
Fact Checker: Alison Le

Music:
"Airport Lounge," "Lobby Time," and finally, "Local Forecast," all by Kevin MacLeod

Sources:
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed300510s
https://www.chemedx.org/blog/how-does-orange-peel-pop-balloon-chemistry-course
https://www.organicdivision.org/orig/organic_solvents.html
https://webbook.nist.gov/cgi/cbook.cgi?ID=C138863&Type=IR-SPEC&Index=3

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others' butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it's OK to pee in the pool? We've got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

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