Sunday, October 15, 2006

Mentos and soda

Ok, Ok get this, if you put a mentos in a soda pop bottle then it explodes! Awesome! I am doing it for a science fair project, should be good! Going to put in 30 mentos! Wish me luck! One thing you should know... it isnt a chemical reaction! It is a physical reaction. The mentos has little grooves or what not on it that make it explode. How does it do this? Here is how:
In carbonated pop, water molecules separate the carbonation molecules to keep it from exploding when you open the top, the mentos have a surface, so that when it is put into pop it separates the connected water molecules, allowing the pop to explode.

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