Miss Farah

Watch out…Coca Cola Explosion!

Posted on: May 20, 2010


This week was Science week and we were acting like little scientists and experimenting. Yesterday we went to the playground and showed them how mentos can react with cola and especially with DIET COLA. So we placed the diet cola on the ground and inserted mentos.

So why do mentos and diet cola react?

Basically, you are witnessing the Surface Effect.  Carbon Dioxide forms bubbles.  Diet Coke has more carbon dioxide than other regular sodas.  The surface of the “mento” is jagged and filled with nooks and crannies.  The Carbon Dioxide finds all of these holes and fills them with bubbles.  Since the Mentos are heavy, they drop to the bottom of the bottle, forming bubbles all the way down.  This is what causes the fast and furious explosion out of the top of the Diet Coke bottle.

But don’t worry you won’t explode if you eat mentos and drink diet  coke you might gas only :)…

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3 Responses to "Watch out…Coca Cola Explosion!"

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wow!! ill let Alia do it,to amaze her 5 years brother 😉

thats a great idea!! 😀

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