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Andrea Petkovic

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Transcript of Perfume

Why do things smell good?
What is Smell?
Butanoic Acid (C4H8O2)
Methanol (CH4O)
Chemistry of perfume
Perfume and Chemistry
What is Perfume?
general equation for perfume:

methonal + butanoic acid -->ethyl butanoate + water
CH4O+ C4H8O2 --> C6H12O2+ H2O
Ethyl Butanoate (C6H12O2)
Water (H2O)
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Sohrabi, Farrokh, MD. "How the Nose Works" 30 April 2010. urmc.rochester.edu.
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx ContentTypeID=1&ContentID=558
Bellis, Mary. "History of Perfume" 06 December 2013. inventors.about.com.
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