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Chemistry For Your Life

188 EpisodesProduced by Melissa and JamWebsite

A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.


How do color-changing mugs change color?


You know how you have that one mug that changes colors when you put hot coffee in it? Let's talk about that. This week, Melissa and Jam explore the chemistry of color changing items. Or rather, a specific item, a Mister Rogers mug Jam's wife has. How do items like this change color? How can heat cause changes like that? And how can it happen over and over again? Also why?

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References from this episode

  1. Thermochromic Liquid Crystals - Liquid Crystals, 38:11-12,1551-1561 - Sage
  2. Thermochromism in Commercial Products - Journal of Chemical Education - White, LeBlanc

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