A Day In My Life Using Chemistry: from a girl's point of view (could very easily be changed to a guy's.

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A Day in My Life Using Chemistry

Chemistry is a science that is used in everyday life. We are almost entirely dependant on this form of science, without it we would not have such a variety of products. Without Chemistry I doubt we could even survive.

When I get up in the morning the first thing that I do after going to the bathroom is brush my teeth. The toothpaste I use has a fluoride base. Flouride ions are what strengthens the enamel in my teeth and protects it against bacteria decay. Three kinds of fluoride commonly used in toothpaste are sodium fluoride (NaF), stannous fluoride (SnF"), and sodium monoflourophosphate (Na"PO"F). Also in my toothpaste is carrageenan, sodium n-lauroyl sarcosinate, Dibasic calcium phosphate (CaHPO"), glycerol (CH2OH-CHOH-CH2OH), and water.

After brushing my teeth I turn on the shower. While I am waiting for the water to get warm I go into the kitchen and get a mug filled with water.

I set it in the microwave for 2 minutes. When I take out the mug I put in a chai tea bag which then turns the hot liquid into hot tea. I then take my tea into the shower with and set it on the shelf with my shampoos (it's lovely in the morning being able to take a shower and have hot tea at the same time; it really wakes you up). After letting the water saturate my hair I then rub a palm-full of shampoo into my scalp. My "Bed Head" shampoo has a citrus fragrance that has been added to it, which also wakes me up. Other ingredients include deionized water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide DEA, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, propylene glycol, hydrolyzed soy protein, and panthenol. It works as a frizz control and straightener.

After drying...