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Beyond the Elements: Reactions Preview

Preview: Season 47 Episode 17 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world as we know it begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. Host David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the complex formula that produces cement to the single reaction that’s allowed farmers to feed a global population by the billions—a reaction that when reversed, unleashes high explosives.

Aired: 02/03/21

Rating: NR

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