Chemist Paul Krebaum discovered a miracle cure for eliminating the odor from pets that have been "skunked." Combine one quart of three percent hydrogen peroxide (available from the drugstore), 1/4 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), and one teaspoon of liquid dish soap, such as Ivory. Immediately apply to the stinky pet, then rinse thoroughly. The result is astonishing, according to Gina Spadafori, who recently provided the recipe in the Sacramento Bee. The solution is not available in sotres because it cannot be bottled. The merging of the hydorgen peroxide and baking soda creates a lot of oxygen in a hurry. This reaction, which is key to the solution, would cause an explosion in the closed container. The oxygen combines with the molecules that make up the skunk odor and neutralizes them.
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