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Some guy's from the Midwest sold us a really unique blend of cleaning agents that's supposedly has ammonia and a raspberry scent.  They possibly went out of business.  Do you know how to test for the ingredients?  And the volume of the ingredients that may be present?

This is a chemistry question, I have no sense of smell, and also there's absolutely no way to answer your question the way it was asked.  I mean, not even a great chemist who worked for a perfume company has the slightest chance of answering this question without a sample or at least a chance to sniff the cleanser itself.  Or maybe the name of the company and a contact.  Sorry to say, no one you ask can tell you the answer without lying about it.


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Dr. Stephen O. Nelson


I can answer most basic physics questions, physics questions about science fiction and everyday observations of physics, etc. I'm also usually good for science fair advice (I'm the regional science fair director). I do not answer homework problems. I will occasionally point out where a homework solution went wrong, though. I'm usually good at explaining odd observations that seem counterintuitive, energy science, nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, and alternative theories of physics are my specialties.


I was a physics professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, research in nuclear technology and nuclear astrophysics. My travelling science show saw over 20,000 students of all ages. I taught physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation safety, vacuum technology, and answer tons of questions as I tour schools encouraging students to consider careers in science. I moved on to a non-academic job with more research just recently.

Ph. D. from Duke University in physics, research in nuclear astrophysics reactions, gamma-ray astronomy technology, and advanced nuclear reactors.

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