Making Polystyrene Dissolve like Magic (Video) (image) American Chemical Society Share Print E-Mail Caption Have you ever seen a foam cup appear to melt away in acetone? Foam cups, bowls and containers are made of a lightweight but strong material -- expanded polystyrene. How then does acetone reduce this substance to a blob of goo? In this week's video, Reactions teams up with chemistry professor Matt Hartings, Ph.D., to explain the viral phenomenon. Check it out here: https://youtu.be/FrnDB2_Kt-4. Credit The American Chemical Society Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.