February 6, 2013
The Chemistry in Your Kitchen Pantry
Enrico Uva, Science 2.0
When I'm in the kitchen, it's hard to keep my mind off pure substances, even if I'm just getting items from the pantry. I picked up some MAGIC baking powder, looked at the label and wondered why sodium bicarbonate(baking soda) is the last ingredient, meaning there's less of it than anything else in the container. The pantry door once again became like the wardrobe in C.S. Lewis' novel, but instead of carrying me into a fantasy world of lions and witches, it brought me into the more interesting realm of chemistry.