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Form a molecular structure model of the supertaster test chemical PTC Phenyl-thiocarbamide out of Authentic Molymod Model Parts by Indigo Instruments
PTC taste test paper has been used for over 60 years in taste testing experiments in biology labs & food testing laboratories. The response to this chemical is varied & follows what is known as a Hardy-Weinberg distribution. Some people find it absolutely revolting, others detect it slightly & others have no response to it at all. There is some belief that this can be used to identify "supertasters" but that characteristic may correlate simply with the density of taste sensors on ones tongue.
For something a little different, read this article on "How Good is your Dog's Sense of Taste? They might be able to outsmell us but we'll always be the better chefs.
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Model Sets That Can Build This Molecule
|60150E||Atom, Molymod, white (hydrogen), hemisphere, 19mm||8|
|60311E||Atom, Molymod, blue (nitrogen), 3 hole, 120 degrees, 23mm||2|
|60400E||Atom, Molymod, black (carbon), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm||7|
|60403E||Atom, Molymod, yellow (sulfur), 4 hole, 109.5 degrees, 23mm||1|
|61012E||Bond, Molymod, grey (single), 20mm||6|
|61013E||Bond, Molymod, grey (double/triple), 35mm||8|
|61015E||Bond, Molymod, opaque, 2mm (for spacefilling models)||8|