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The Science of Macaroni Salad

Part 1 - What's in macaroni salad? Break down the pasta, mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, vegetables, etc., and you're left with a bunch of molecules. We use a delicious recipe to exemplify three types of mixtures (solution, colloid and suspension), while reminding us that we're all made of the same stuff.

Part 2 - What do macaroni salad and gasoline have in common? They are made of exactly the same stuff -- specifically, the same atoms, just rearranged. So, while we put the former in our mouths and the latter in our cars, they are really just variations on the same atomic theme. We break macaroni salad down to its smallest chemical components.

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