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The Chemistry of Thanksgiving

A chemistry video explains how those turkey pop-up timers work.

  • November 26, 2009

In this video, from the American Chemical Society, a chemist dressed in a pilgrim costume and a lab coat explains how those pop-up turkey timers work–by cutting one open, and applying the ideal gas laws, of course.

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