Why Is Milk White?

Why Is Milk White?

& 200 Other Curious Chemistry Questions

By Alexa Coelho; Simon Quellen Field

Chicago Review Press, Paperback, 9781613744529, 288pp.

Publication Date: January 2013

Covering a wide variety of everyday chemistry concepts from the very simple to the more complex, this question-and-answer primer provides straightforward, easy-to-understand explanations for inquisitive young scientists' questions. A dozen unique experiments to try at home--from lifting latent fingerprints from a "crime scene" using super glue (for smooth surfaces) or iodine (for paper) to hollowing out the zinc interior of a penny using muriatic acid--are interspersed with the answers to such questions as "What makes soda so fizzy?" and "Why do you get cavities when you eat too much sugar? "From separating food coloring into its component dyes to using easy-to-find chemicals to create "slime," Silly Putty, or bouncing balls, this handy guide is the ideal resource for the budding chemist.

About the Author

Simon Field is an information systems specialist, ham radio operator, and tireless tinkerer who collects science experiments for his popular web site, www.scitoys.com.