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National Science Foundation

Chemistry Now: Cheeseburger Chemistry: The Bun

Cheeseburger Chemistry: The Bun--The chemistry of bread: gas and sugar reactions. This video, one in a six-part "Cheeseburger Chemistry" series, uses bread making to illustrate and explain how yeast works to convert starches and sugars in flour to CO2 gas (fermentation); effects of heat on gas; and gluten protein structures.

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)


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