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High Oleic Oil: What’s all the Fuss?

How does chemical structure affect chemical performance? Trans fat is out, so back to the drawing board. In this unit, students will explore the chemical behavior of molecules related to the structure by 1) examining how the structure of high oleic oil changes…

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Plant Oils Matter: Agricultural Soap

What are the ingredients of products you use everyday like soap? Does it matter where they come from? Soap made from soybeans? Sunflowers? Olives? Plant oils have different “fatty acids” that determine the characteristics of your soap -- is it creamy? bubbly? hard? soft? It is the oil in plants that…

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