HOOKED ON SCIENCE: Melting Witch – 41 NBC News

(41NBC/WMGT) — You’re not gonna believe the spooky science experiment you can do by using something that you use to remove fingernail polish from your fingernails– acetone!

Science guy Jason Lindsey takes a container full of acetone and makes a “Witch” made out of styrofoam cups that he places into the acetone to see what happens.
The cups dissolve upon touching the acetone as its a solvent that easily dissolves bonds between polymers, which are what the styrofoam cups are made out of, much in the same way that water dissolves sugar.

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