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The Roundtable

Kate The Chemist's New Book "It's Elemental"

Book cover for "It's Elemental" by Kate the Chemist
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Have you ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how your morning coffee gives you that energy boost? Or why your shampoo is making your hair look greasy? The answer is chemistry. From the moment we wake up until the time we go to sleep (and even while we sleep), chemistry is at work—and it doesn't take a PhD in science to understand it.

Dr. Kate Biberdorf – better known as Kate the Chemist - has appeared on TV programs from the Today show to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, looking to change the face of chemistry as we know it. In her new book, “It's Elemental,” she demystifies the fundamental principles of the science that may have eluded you in high school and shows how chemistry comes alive in everything we do.

Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a scientist and a chemistry professor at The University of Texas.

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