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Posts tagged soap

January 23, 2018

 

An iridescent soap bubble

Soap Bubbles and Butterflies

If you have some dish soap, a mug, and a bright light, we have a science experiment for you to try.

July 21, 2017

 

The tension of water molecules creates a surface that water striders can walk on.

Water Surface Tension

The molecules at the surface of a body of water make a film under tension.

January 18, 2013

 

How do you feel about cilantro?

Cilantro: Love It Or Hate It?

According to scientists working at the Monell Chemical Senses Center, the smell of cilantro usually produces a "love it" or "hate it" response.

September 25, 2012

 

Everyone loves to blow bubbles!

Creating Bubbles

If you've ever wondered why blowing on a thin film of soapy water creates bubbles, this is your lucky day.

July 14, 2011

 

The Surprising Chemical Structure Of Soap

Soap has been used for cleaning for many years, but it wasn't until modern chemists began to understand its structure that anyone knew how soap worked.

May 24, 2011

 

Why Soap And Hard Water Don’t Mix

Have you had to scrub your bathtub to get rid of soap scum? Learn why soap doesn't dissolve in your water.

May 23, 2011

 

Soap’s Magic Ingredient

Soap has a magic ingredient that helps clean clothes and dishes.

May 2, 2007

 

Bacteria A Must: The Downside Of Antibacterial Soaps

It may come as a shock to learn that some skin based bacteria is actually good for you. You might want to rethink all that hand cleansing.

April 23, 2004

 

Hand Sanitizers

Do hand sanitizers work any better than soap and water? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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