If You Think Chemistry Isn't Cool, Think Again.

For those of you who think chemistry isn’t cool – think again. In celebration of national chemistry week, October 20-27, the chemists at Georgia Gwinnett College will be making and distributing free liquid nitrogen ice cream on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. outside the C Building.

For those of you who think chemistry isn’t cool – think again. In celebration of national chemistry week, October 20-27, the chemists at Georgia Gwinnett College will be making and distributing free liquid nitrogen ice cream on Monday, Oct. 22 and Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. outside the C Building.

The event will involve all the GGC chemistry faculty and selected students from Principles of Chemistry I (CHEM 1211) classes as ice cream makers.

If you are concerned about explosions – no worries. There is NO hazard from spills of liquid nitrogen to the GGC campus or the environment. Nitrogen composes about 80% of the atmosphere, so spilling some would just mean it would evaporate, much like spilling a cup of water on the sidewalk.

This event is underwritten by a grant from the Georgia section of the American Chemical Society with the goal of raising public awareness and improving the public perception of chemistry in the greater Atlanta metro area.

The nationwide celebration of chemistry is sponsored by the American Chemical Society, www.acs.org. This year, national chemistry week is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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