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Halloween Special

The Chemistry of Blood


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Halloween Special: The Chemistry of Blood

Fake blood is an essential accessory if you’re going for a gory halloween look with your costume this year. There’s a lot of chemistry in the substance it sets out to mimic; we can explain the colour, smell, and different types of blood with the aid of chemistry (and some biology thrown in for good measure).Today’s graphic takes a look at each in turn.

  • trans-4,5-epoxy-(E)…
  • aldehydes
  • oct-1-en-3-one
  • ketones
  • unsaturated ketones
  • antigen-antibody reaction
  • antigen proteins
  • blood types
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