Mythbusters concluded that the potassium benzoate, aspartame, and co 2 gas contained in the diet coke, in combination with the gelatin and gum arabic ingredients of the mentos, all contribute to the formation of the foam the structure of the mentos is the most significant cause of the eruption due to nucleation. 1 open the bottle of diet coke and place it into the bucket 2 then open the pack of mentos and place 1 mentos into the bottle of soda 3 watch the explosion and record the height of the explosion 4 repeat steps 1-3 but add 2 mentos instead of 1 5 repeat steps 1-3 add 3 mentos instead of 2 our. Eepybirdcom (entertainment for the curious mind) shared that the exploding diet coke and mentos experiment was first introduced by university of chicago chemistry professor, lee marek the eepybirds later recreated this experiment in a spectacular multi-bottle show on david letterman.
Our constants were the type of soda used (big k diet cola) and number of mentos used (10) we used the equation v=d/t to find the average velocity of the plume, in which d is the height of the plume and t is the amount of time it took to reach its maximum height. When the mentos are dropped into the soda, the gum arabic in the coating of the mentos weakens the attraction of the water molecules around the co2 gas bubbles as soon as the mentos hit the soda, the carbon dioxide forms more bubbles in the tiny pores that are all over the mentos surface. Eepybird explores creativity, and the ways ordinary objects can do extraordinary things their first video, the extreme diet coke & mentos experiments, took the idea of dropping mentos into soda and turned it into one of the best known viral videos of all time.
Diet coke is a popular soft drink manufactured by coca-cola in great britain find out more about the brand and its nutritional information. Today isn't merely friday, it's also the birthdate of diet coke it's said that on july 9, 1982, the coca-cola company introduced the world to the sweet (but. The popular diet coke and mentos reaction occurs when new mentos are dropped into a fresh bottle of diet coke and results in a jet of diet coke spray shooting out of the mouth of the bottle depending upon the number of mentos dropped into the bottle, the spray height can vary between a few inches and tens of feet. Diet coke and mentos, also known as coke geyser or diet coke and mentos eruption, is the practice of dropping mentos brand mint candies into a two-liter bottle of diet coke, causing the soda to foam at a rapid rate and spew into the air while other carbonated beverages or similar candies may be used for the experiment, the combination of diet. The startling reaction between diet coke and mentos sweets, made famous in thousands of youtube videos, finally has a scientific explanation a study in the us has identified the prime factors.
My experiment is the diet coke and mentos physical reaction i have listed four sources of information about the physical reaction two of the sources will be from the internet, one source will be from a book, and one source will be from an encyclopedia. For the real magic to happen, for the best performance, only mentos and diet coke will do the trick this is the exact and right combination to use that’s only way to make something really awesome, and exciting, and scary, and so cool that you can watch it over and over again. Setting up a mentos and soda fountain this is the 'before' photo of the mentos and diet soda fountain eric is about to drop the roll of mentos candies into the open bottle of diet cola. For the mentos–diet coke reaction, the carbonic acid and carbon dioxide are not products of a chemical reaction but are already present in the diet coke, whose equilibrium is disturbed by the addition of the mentos procedure • sodas tested: diet coke, caffeine free diet coke. Dropping a mentos into diet coke allows the dissolved gas within the liquid to come out of solution extremely quickly, courtesy of the many nucleation points on the mentos surface try different varieties of carbonated drinks.
The explosive effect of a diet coke and mentos geyser is due to the sudden release of carbon dioxide coupled with the additive effect of the formation of extra carbon dioxide bubbles on existing nucleation sites on the mentos. Mentos and diet coke lab with links for researching the concepts and a graphic organizer style format for students to fill in the lab components find this pin and more on classroom chemistry by lori burtch. It’s been called the “vinegar and baking soda” reaction for a new generation while science teachers have been dropping candies and mints into 2-liter bottles of soda for years in an effort to release all of the dissolved carbon dioxide, the mentos and diet coke reaction became world famous in 2005. New mentos varieties while the original mentos was tickling the taste buds of the king of nepal, new varieties were introduced in the us, mentos lovers got to try cinnamon and menthol, while european addicts were presented with fruit flavored mints.
Last week a fabulous video of two men doing a bellagio-like display using diet coke and mentos was released on eepybirdcom not only did visits to eepybirdcom increase substantially, from off the radar to a rank of 25 in the entertainment – multimedia category, but searches for ‘diet coke and. A diet coke and mentos eruption (or diet coke and mentos geyer) is a reaction between a carbonated beverage and mentos candies that causes the beverage to spray out of its container. The diet coke and mentos reaction is a fun demonstration in chemistry and physics classes of many important concepts in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, surface science, and the physics of explosions the reaction has been performed numerous times on television and the internet, but has not been systematically studied.