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Item Number:
AAE 70185
50 min.
Closed Caption:
A & E
Check your pH and dive into this sizzling exploration of the caustic chemicals found in nearly every facet of modern life. For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS© has brought grand stories to life. The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. Discover how we use acids in everything from pickles to microprocessors! Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS© tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders. It is the most widely produced chemical in the world and possibly the most dangerous. MODERN MARVELS© takes you on an in-depth tour of the almost endless properties and applications of acid. See how the military harnesses acid to make the explosive 'Comp B-4.' Visit a sulfuric acid plant to see how acid can take the stain out of stainless steel and learn how it can be mixed to dissolve precious metal. At the Heinz vinegar plant discover why acid's sour taste is sweet. Finally, meet a mad scientist who will demonstrate how acid can hollow out a penny and turn a hot dog to sludge! MODERN MARVELS© passes the acid test with this fascinating episode.

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