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Thanksgiving Chemistry Featuring Diane Bunce - Bytesize Science

Does tryptophan really cause the bleary-eyed daze after a Thanksgiving meal? Why does that timer pop up from the Thanksgiving turkey at just the right moment? What causes bloating after eating?

For the answers to these questions and more, we're serving up a Bytesize classic: an entertaining holiday lecture from Diane Bunce, Ph.D., professor of chemistry at The Catholic University of America, that uncovers the chemistry behind Thanksgiving.

Produced by the American Chemical Society
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