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Accidental discoveries that went boom (video)

American Chemical Society

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2016 -- Chemistry typically involves precise measurements and careful testing in order to get significant results. Yet several notable discoveries happened simply by accident -- ultimately altering how society views science. Find out how several explosives and the beginnings of the Nobel prizes came to be in this second volume of accidental discoveries that changed the world. Check out this week's Reaction video here:

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