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July 26, 2018

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2018 -- Air conditioners pull off the seemingly magical feat of making the air inside a home, car or shopping mall deliciously chilly. The source of that sweet relief is chemistry. In this video, Reactions explains how refrigerants and physical chemistry combine to help you beat the summer heat: https://youtu.be/PT38gaGciP4.
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