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What to do if your dog gets skunked – Everyday Chemistry

Here are the three ingredients (in the video):

  1. One large bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide
  2. 1/4 Cup of Baking soda
  3. 2 tea spoon of soap

Basically, mix these ingredients together, rinse your skunked dog with it, leave it on the dog for five minutes, and last, rinse it out by water. Done.

I forwarded this to one of my friends whose dog was skunked, and as far as I know, he tried everything, but nothing seemed to work. Thus hopefully, the next time that happens (I think it will :P), this will help him to get rid of the smell. :D

The Chemistry of 4th July Fireworks

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Sodium produces yellow/gold colors. Barium creates green, copper compounds produce blue, strontium salts give you red and titanium metals give you silver colored sparks.

Other commonly used chemicals are carbon which provides the fuel, oxidizers which produce oxygen for burning, magnesium which increases the overall brilliance and brightness, antimony that gives you a “glitter” effect and calcium which deepens the colors.

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