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Name: Becky
Status: student
Grade: 4-5
Location: MO
Country: N/A
Date: 12/30/2004


Question:
What makes a carrot orange? If you put a carrot in bleach will it turn white? If so, why?


Replies:
Carrots are orange because of an orange-colored pigment called carotene. Bleaches are oxidizing agents (chemicals) - see

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/chem03/chem03434.htm

and

http://www.cals.wisc.edu/media/news/02_00/carrot_pigment.html

Anthony Brach PhD.



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