This week, in honor of the holiday season, we’re offering a toast to chemistry.
This week, in honor of the holiday season, we’re offering a toast to chemistry. We’ll explain what makes champagne bubble, and why size matters when you’re talking about carbonation. From all of us to all of you: Happy Holidays. The Element of the Week: phosphorus.
00:00 Opening Credits
01:03 Element of the Week: Phosphorus
02:48 The Science behind Champagne Bubbles
05:57 Quote of the Week: Graham Greene
06:16 Closing Credits
Resources and References
On the elements: Web Elements Periodic Table
Quote: Graham Greene, Travels with My Aunt (New York: Viking Press, 1969) p. 244.
Our theme music is composed by Dave Kaufman. Additional music was provided from the Podsafe Music Network. This week’s show ID music is North Pole Medley, by The Fabrications. The music for the quotation is Bell Carol Blue, by Jimmie Bratcher.
“Bubbly 3″ photo from stock.xchng, uploaded by ngould.