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Skunk Spray Chemistry

Clip: Season 27 Episode 6 | 1m 24s

Professor William Wood of Humboldt State University examined the chemical properties of skunk spray samples. He discovered several new compounds in the skunk spray, including a thiol. A thiol is a type of sulfur-based compound found in garlic and onions.

Aired: 08/27/11

Rating: NR

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