What gives old books that ever-so-distinctive smell? Andy Brunning, a chemistry teacher in the UK, gives us all a quick primer with this infographic posted on his web site, Compound Interest. The visual comes accompanied by this textual explanation. Writes Brunning: Generally, it is the chemical breakdown of compounds within paper that leads to the production of 'old book smell'.
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