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What is smell? is it a form of energy?or what makes materials giving different smell?

like sound,heatlight,is smell a form of energy?if no what is it?
Question asked by: siddiq_vnr

Asked on: 16 Apr 2009

Smell is the detection of certain particles and molecules, which is done by receivers in the nose and then interpreted in the brain as the phenomenon of 'smell'.

Certain chemicals and their components are picked up in this way whilst others, such as water, have no smell.

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Replied at: 18 Apr 2009
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