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Gummy Bear + Potassium Chlorate = Fiery Candy Death

Molten potassium chlorate is a strong oxidizing agent that reacts violently with sugar. Gummy bears have lots of sugar in them.


14 Jokes Only Chemistry Geeks Will Understand

Better call your oxidizing agent.. Oh wait no you left him someone higher up in the activity series hahaha


REDOX: Identifying the Oxidizing and Reducing Agents Practice Worksheet

Students will be practicing identifying the oxidizing agent and reducing agent in a REDOX reaction by completing this practice worksheet. The worksheet contains 9 questions, some multiple choice and some fill in the blank, that cover identifying a REDOX reaction, and the oxidizing and reducing agents in a REDOX reaction. This practice worksheet can be done in class or as homework.


Omphalotus olearius, commonly known as the jack-o'-lantern mushroom, is an orange- to yellow-gill mushroom that to an untrained eye appears similar to some chanterelles, and is most notable for its bioluminescent properties. Unlike the chanterelle, its poisonous. Consuming leads to very severe cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea. It smells and looks very appealing, to the extent that there are reports of repeat poisonings from individuals who were tempted to try them a second time.


Variations on a theme. Fatty acid synthesis proceeds from reduction by NADPH (blue, NADPH is energetically same as NAD), dehydration, reduction. Going the other way. In β-oxidation, NAD+ is not a good enough oxidizing agent to break into a C-C single bond, a flavin coenzyme (red) is used. The double bond is hydrated to an alcohol and now NAD+ can oxidize the alcohol to a ketone (keto-acid). Same sequence in the TCA cycle.


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