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The Chemistry of Love invovles three stages and each stage involves different chemical triggers.

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To count tiny substances like molecules, scientists use a measurement called the mole.

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When your food goes rotten, blame a reaction called oxidation.

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From highlighters to reflective road signs, fluorescence is all around you. But some of the most exciting uses of fluorescence are in medicine and biomedical research.

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Canada 2067 is a bold initiative to shape the future of STEM learning (science, technology, engineering and math). We want to hear from you! Together we’ll forge a national vision and roadmap to ensure young Canadians are prepared to compete, thrive and contribute in the rapidly changing world of tomorrow.

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Every time you wash your hands, there’s a complex chemical reaction taking place.

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A process called ion mobility spectrometry checks the molecules on your clothing and luggage, looking for suspicious chemicals.

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Entropy is a concept that’s crucial to chemistry and physics. It helps explain why physical processes go one way and not the other. (5:19 min)

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Learn more about the organic chemistry going on beneath the surface of thousands of precious paintings around the world. (3:54 min.)

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It’s in our tap water, toothpaste and even in tea. Fluoride has helped reduce cavities in children for decades. Still, more than 70 years after Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city to fluoridate its drinking water, the practice remains controversial. Some worry that fluoridated drinking water can lead to health issues, but what is the scientific consensus? (3:14 min.)

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