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How does a mist spray bottle affect scent molecules?

  1. Jan 7, 2016 #1
    Say you use a water mist spray bottle against a egg smell, do the water molecules crash into the scent molecules and bring them down?
    What about if the water has mixed into it essential oil? How does the spray interact and affect the scent molecules?

    Does a air freshener that you can buy in the store act on the scent molecules differently than water?
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  3. Jan 8, 2016 #2


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    Air "fresheners" do not "freshen" air --- they at most mask it.
  4. Jan 10, 2016 #3
    If it's just a water mist you're spraying, how/does it affect the scent molecules?
  5. Jan 10, 2016 #4


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    It doesn't.

    What they really do is they add another scent, strong enough so that you stop smelling the initial stink.
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