Why Is Milk White?: & 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions (2013)
1. People and Animals
Can chemicals cause mutations in animals?
What happens if you breathe in smoke or carbon dioxide?
What does biology have to do with chemistry?
What does physiology have to do with chemistry?
Why are boys usually taller than girls?
Why do people use lotion as a moisturizer?
What kinds of chemicals do athletes drink before they do a race?
How has chemistry helped our health?
How is the human body related to chemistry?
Why does Benadryl make you sleepy?
Why do some people have dark skin and other people have light skin?
Do we get chemicals from plants?
Why are there so many colors of plants?
How does sunlight make plants turn green?
What makes leaves change colors?
3. Household Chemistry
What chemicals in washing soap make it clean your clothes?
Why do we use chemicals as cleaning supplies?
How do they make shampoo in different colors?
Why is conditioner always white?
How do they make shampoo and conditioner in fragrant smells?
What does glass have to do with chemistry?
How do people make lipstick different colors?
How does Drano get rid of sink clogs?
How does hairspray get out of the can?
What is ammonia and how does it work?
Why do you need antifreeze in your car?
Why does salt water make metal rust faster?
How do water softeners work, and why do you need them?
What chemicals does hairspray have?
How does hairspray keep your hair stiffened?
How does Biosilk keep your hair smooth?
Why are there so many chemicals in makeup?
What happens if chemicals get in your lungs?
How does face paint stay moist?
4. Health and Safety
Why do people need to wear goggles while they are doing experiments?
Why does Bactine sting when you spray it on a cut?
How does soap get germs off you?
Are there chemicals in toothpaste that can hurt you?
Why do your eyes hurt when you get out of the pool because you weren’t wearing goggles?
How do face wipes take away zits?
How can Zanfel soap get off poison oak?
How does sunblock protect your skin from getting sunburned?
How do you get sunburned when it is cloudy?
Why does hydrogen peroxide bubble up when you put it on your cut?
Why does cough syrup have a strong taste, and how does it make you stop coughing?
Why are some medicines liquid and some medicines pills?
How do Band-Aids stick to your skin?
What are some chemicals that make people crazy?
What happens if you breathe in hairspray?
Why do people use hydrogen peroxide for mouth rinse?
What happens when you swallow hydrogen peroxide?
How does hydrogen peroxide bleach your hair?
What are the chemicals in spit?
What do the chemicals in spit do?
What common chemicals shouldn’t be mixed together?
5. Things That Catch Fire or Go Bang
What types of chemicals are in gunpowder?
What happens if you breathe in gunpowder?
What makes a firework explode?
How are explosives different from grenades?
What do cap guns have in them that make them explode?
What makes flames turn colors?
How do we make different colored fireworks?
How do you make a volcano with chemicals?
6. Things That Stink
What is the chemical reaction that makes your feet smell?
What is the chemical reaction that makes your breath smell?
Why does nail polish smell so strong?
Why do some glues smell strong?
Why do some plants smell and others don’t?
Why are there so many colors in the world?
How do you make a fluorescent light?
How do people make different nail polish colors?
Why are so many powders white?
What makes disappearing ink disappear?
How can you whiten your teeth with hydrogen peroxide?
8. Chemistry in the World
Why is there salt in the ocean?
What happens when you play with liquid nitrogen?
Why do some chemicals stain your hands?
What happens when you put your hand in an acid?
What happens when you put a leaf in an acid?
How do you use chemistry to make a battery?
How does a Van de Graaff generator work?
What does water have to do with chemistry?
What chemicals do you find in everyday life?
What does the periodic table of elements have to do with chemistry?
How do elements get their names?
How does gas cook our food and heat our homes?
Why does air leak out of a balloon?
What do gluons have to do with chemistry?
What is the strongest kind of acid?
What does hydrogen chloride do?
Why do people put salt on icy roads?
How is organic chemistry different from regular chemistry?
How many types of chemistry are there?
Why are there so many varieties in chemistry?
How many types of bonds are in chemistry?
How long has chemistry been around?
Can you change lead into gold?
What is the difference between radiation and radioactivity?
How do they make petroleum into jelly?
What is a soda can made out of?
What is the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius?
Why do some things dissolve in water and others don’t?
What are some things chemists do?
How do people today use chemistry and science in their jobs?
How are chemists different from and similar to scientists?
How is physics different from chemistry?
How are technology and chemistry different and alike?
What does math have to do with chemistry?
What chemicals would you see if you were in a chemistry lab?
Why are chemists so serious about their work?
How do you use chemistry in a pharmacy?
How do doctors use chemistry in their work?
How is chemistry used in cooking?
Why are some foods made with chemicals?
How does chemistry keep your food safe?
Why does adding oils to cooking water keep it from boiling over?
Are there chemicals in artificial flavors?
Why do people tap on soda cans before they open them?
What are all of the chemicals in soda?
Why does a white of an egg turn white when you cook it?
Why do some medicines have flavor and others don’t?
Why is there salt in almost everything you eat?
Why does sugar make you hyper?
Why do you get cavities when you eat too much sugar?