The Science Inside

Pepper spray: the world’s simplest chemical weapon

In episode 1 of The Science Inside, we looked at chemical weapons, from the common pepper spray to Syria’s stockpiles. How do you create and dismantle chemical weapons? What is the chemistry needed for these processes?

The Science Inside is produced by The Wits Radio Academy with funding from The Department of Science & Technology. It looks at the science inside major news events. Tune in to Vow FM every Monday at 6pm.

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