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Step 3: Microwave chemistry

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Microwaves react with mobile polarized materials such as water, sugars, and fats. When microwaves pass through a material containing a polarized liquid such as water, the waves alter the polarity causing them to vibrate extremely fast causing friction which heats up the material, this is known as dielectric heating. Microwaves can also ionize certain gases or materials under certain conditions or in a concentrated state such as a light bulb or a grape cut in half, and turn them into plasma.

 
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