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Periodic Graphics: The Chemistry Of Lip Balms

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning spreads the molecular news about how these winter must-haves protect and moisturize.

by Andy Brunning
January 11, 2016 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 94, ISSUE 2

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

A collaboration between C&EN and Andy Brunning, author of the popular graphics blog Compound Interest (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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Comments
Ted McKinney (January 13, 2016 4:11 PM)
There is an organization called "Lip Balm Anonymous" that is a spiffy send-up of AA. The trouble is that many people take it seriously, just like some articles in The Onion.
Link to this article in Salon
http://www.salon.com/1999/04/23/lip_balm/
to learn more.
Searching for the name of the organization reveals some cringe-worthy insights into the "addiction".
Joy (January 24, 2016 9:59 PM)
WOW!!!! I am teaching high school students to examine molecular structures of fascinating, everyday compounds. Thanks for feeding their fancies!
Pamela (October 5, 2016 11:07 AM)
is this lip balm have disadvantages or harm brought? thank you to reply.

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