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Chemistry of Changing Leaves -- Chemistry Now


Chemistry of Changing Leaves

Why do tree leaves turn gold, orange and scarlet in the fall? This video explains the role of pigment molecules, including chlorophyll, carotenoids and anthocyanin, in the changing leaves of autumn.

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