What should you do first when your dog gets sprayed by a skunk? Check out the video on what steps to take as soon as your dog is sprayed, "What to do if your dog gets skunked." You only need three ingredients. Add to a large enough plastic or glass container 1/4 cup of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of liquid soap. Then pour into your container a large bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Stir slightly.
Wait five minutes for the bubbles to do their work and get rid of the skunk scent on the dog. Hydrogen peroxide slowly breaks down into water and oxygen bubbles. The baking soda helps it break down faster in order to get rid of the skunk smell. Be sure to use hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Do not use baking powder. Use baking soda (sodium bicarbonate).
Video contest winner
A lesson on what to do if your dog gets "skunked" has won a video contest sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society, to showcase the uses of chemistry in everyday life, and celebrate the 90th anniversary of its weekly news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), according to the August 26, 2013 news release, "What to do if your dog gets 'skunked' wins American Chemical Society video contest."
The winning video and four runners-up will be available at BytesizeScience, with one video going live daily this week of August 26, 2013. A panel of judges selected the top 5 videos from among more than 30 of entries from the United States, Canada, South Africa and other countries. The American Chemical Society (ACS) invited scientists, students and others to produce videos that highlight the chemistry in everyday life as part of its Chemistry Ambassadors initiative to communicate chemistry to the public and policymakers. See, "What to do if your dog gets 'skunked' wins American Chemical Society video contest."
Judges ranked the videos on clarity and accuracy in explaining chemistry, relevance to everyday life, entertainment value/creativity of the submission, and execution and production value
They selected as winner an entry from Sally B. Mitchell, a chemistry teacher from East Syracuse Minoa High School in Syracuse, N.Y. The prize is a trip to the 246th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in Indianapolis. It features almost 7,000 presentations on new discoveries in science and other topics.
In addition to Bytesize Science, the videos will be featured in C&EN, on ACS' Bytesize Science channel, on the acs.org homepage and in a profile on the ACS' Chemistry Ambassadors webpage. Check out the videos as they appear on the American Chemical Society (ACS) homepage or on the C&EN or the ACS' Bytesize Science channel.
The top five videos:
- "What to do if your dog gets skunked," Submitter: Sally B. Mitchell, chemistry teacher, East Syracuse Minoa High School
- "Fun facts about household items," Submitter: Kayla Briët, high school student
- "Fresh bread of Bel-Air," Submitter: Tien Nguyen, doctoral candidate, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Organic Division
- "How does vision work," Submitter: Chad Jones, graduate student, Brigham Young University
- "How diapers work," Submitter: Jason W. Ribblett, Student Affiliates of the ACS co-faculty advisor, Ball State University
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization chartered by the U.S. Congress. With more than 163,000 members, ACS is the world's largest scientific society and a global leader in providing access to chemistry-related research through its multiple databases, peer-reviewed journals and scientific conferences. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.