Coke and mentos summary?!

Question: I need a summary of coke and mentos with 200 words winner gets 10 points please help!

Answers: I need a summary of coke and mentos with 200 words winner gets 10 points please help!

There are various theories that are debated as to the exact scientific explanation of the phenomenon; many scientists claim that it is a physical reaction and not a chemical one Water molecules strongly attract each other, linking together to form a tight connection around each bubble of carbon dioxide gas in the soda. To form a new bubble, water molecules must push away from one another. It takes extra energy to break this surface tension. So, in other words, water resists the expansion of bubbles in the soda.

When Mentos are dropped into soda, the gellan gum and gum arabic of the candy dissolves and breaks the surface tension. This disturbs the water connection, so that it takes less work to expand and form new bubbles. Each Mentos candy has thousands of tiny pores all over its surface. These tiny pores function as nucleation sites for carbon dioxide bubbles to form. As soon as the Mentos enter the soda, bubbles form all over their surface. They quickly sink to the bottom, causing carbon dioxide to be released by the carbonated liquid with which they come into contact along the way.

Well i don't really no what u mean lol but i no when you put mentos in a coke bottle and shake it it will explode hope i could help =]

ummmm, if you are talking about when it shoots out the top it's DIET coke not, regular coke fyi

i dont know what yu mean but i bet emma probably answered it well

wow do it yourself... thats called plagiarizing

As you can probably imagine from the crazy explosion, there is some chemistry involved. Diet Coke, or any soft drink, is basically sugar (or artificial sweetener), flavouring, water and preservatives.

Now soft drinks contain carbon dioxide gas (making it bubbly). Until a bottle is cracked open, the gas cannot form any bubbles, and remains suspended in the liquid. This drives the gas bananas, because all it wants to do is form bubbles!

When a soft drink bottle is shaken and opened, the carbon dioxide gas is released from the water, escaping violently from the bottle (along with the liquid).

But are there other ways to let this gas escape? If you drop anything into some soft drink, just watch how quickly bubbles form on the surface. If you put salt in there, it foams up like anything, as lots and lots of bubbles form on each salt crystal.

Now back to the bottle of soft drink. There are many water molecules inside this container. They all attract strongly to each other, and join to form a net around each individual carbon dioxide molecule – holding it down. To form a bubble, or even expand an already existing bubble in the liquid, the water molecules will need to push away from each other. This takes extra energy and – you guessed it – the water molecules do not like it one bit. They resist ANY formation of bubbles.
When the Mentos is dropped into the soft drink, the gelatin and gum arabic in the dissolving candy easily breaks the surface tension. As a result, the net of water molecules is disturbed.

You can feel the carbon dioxide molecules licking their lips at this stage...

Now the Mentos candy has thousands of microscopic pits all over its surface. These pits are called nucleation sites, and are a great place to form the carbon dioxide bubbles. When Mentos is dropped into the soft drink, thousands of carbon dioxide bubbles are formed on the surfaces. Add to this the heaviness of the candies (they all sink to the bottom) and you have bubble overload!

As soon as the gas is released, it pushes all the liquid out of the bottle in one go, and KABOOOOM!!

There is a specific need to use the ‘mint’ variety of Mentos. The ‘non-mint’ variety does not work as well.

Well idk if this helps but i can tell you that i personnally have tried the coke and mentos expierment. It did workk great. The liter coke works the best and it is hard to push them in but i worked on that haha ok hoped i helped:]

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