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Unraveling the Mysteries of Carbonic Acid

Saykally-co2-in-waterChemical scientist Rich Saykally led a study that revealed how gaseous carbon dioxide molecules dissolve in water to initiate the chemistry that yields carbonic acid and bicarbonate. Though carbonic acid exists for only a tiny fraction of a second, it imparts a lasting impact on Earth’s atmosphere and geology, as well as on the human body. More>