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Periodic graphics: Water-repelling chemistry

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning explains why April showers roll off of raincoats and treated windshields

by Andy Brunning
April 11, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 15

 

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To download a pdf of this article, visit http://cenm.ag/waterrepelling.


To see more of Brunning’s work, go to http://compoundchem.com. To see all of C&EN’s Periodic Graphics, visit http://cenm.ag/periodicgraphics.


This article has been translated into Spanish by Divulgame.org and can be found here.


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Ken Forbes Woodland, CA (April 19, 2016 4:50 PM)
Thank you for the brief and informative graphic Andy Brunning. It conveys the essentials of the major water repellents in an easy-to-read format that reports on the recent use of urine-repelling wall paint in an innovative approach to an annoying local problem in our beautiful San Francisco. I have high hopes for that paint.

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