Drop all the mentos into the bottle of soda at the same time one method for doing this is to roll a piece of paper into a tube just big enough to hold the loose mentos another is to purchase a real deal mentos release tube. That being said, the main point still gets across, so it really doesn't matter that the bottles are different sizes or i uncapped the bottles too soon or accidentally put in 4 mentos instead. Dropping mentos into a bottle of diet soda causes a physical reaction: as they fall through the soda, the mentos candies break the bonds between the carbon dioxide and water (the combination that makes soda fizzy), releasing the carbon dioxide gas up and out of the bottle. A soda geyser (alternatively diet coke and mentos geyser or mentos eruption) is a reaction between the carbonated beverage diet coke and mentos mints that causes the beverage to spray out of its container. Carbon dioxide is the chemical compound that consists of two oxygen atoms bonded to a carbon atom carbon dioxide creates the bubbles in soda the goal of this project is to explore the eruption of carbon dioxide when the candy mentos dissolves in diet coke.
Soda and mentos experiment has been around for a while, and i have seen it on various science fair projects first of all, i think it's a cool science exper iment for kids, it can be done at home (backyard or in the driveway) and you don't need any sophisticated equipment to perform this easy science experiment. Take the soda in your left hand with your right hand slowly twist the cap of the soda so that most of the gas will stay in the bottle empty the mentos into the coke repeat this procedure for each type of soda. It is the classic diet coke and mentos geyser experiment, but with the added rigor of using the scientific method to answer the question which will cause a larger reaction: the sugar in regular coke or the aspartame in diet coke. As soon as the mentos hit the soda, bubbles form all over the surface of the candy couple this with the fact that the mentos candies are heavy and sink to the bottom of the bottle and you've got a double-whammy.
Diet coke and mentos will explode in your stomach you probably already know that if you drop a few mentos into a bottle of diet coke, the reaction will force a fountain of soda out through the bottle top (we suggest you try this one outside. Diet coke & mentos experiment is the popular practice of mixing mint-flavored mentos candies into a two-liter bottle of diet coke, which causes the soda to foam at a rapid rate and spew into the air. At the store i let the kids pick 4 kinds of soda: classic diet, regular soda, and orange soda we also tried it using an already opened, small bottle of clear soda the book gives very detailed instructions on making a candy-delivering device out of pvc pipe. I first saw the diet coke and mentos experiment during a science fair at an elementary school in 2005, and i was instantly hooked to perform this experiment, mentos candies are dropped into a bottle of carbonated beverage diet coke tends to be the beverage of choice.
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. 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. Mentos (stylized as mentos) is a brand of prepackaged scotch mints sold in stores and vending machinesfirst produced in the netherlands in 1948, it is currently sold in more than 130 countries worldwide by the italian corporation perfetti van melle. Mentos hit the soda, the carbon dioxide nucleates, or forms more bubbles, in the tiny, porous pits that are all over the mentos surface couple this with the speed at which the mentos are sinking. A staple science experiment is the famous diet coke + mentos reaction every child loves the impressive geyser created from combining these two ingredients if you are not familiar with this classic, i highly recommend you try it out or at least watch this video: mythbusters one problem with conducting this experiment in a classroom is the.
A two-liter bottle of diet soda (diet soda makes for a much better reaction, but you can use regular soda if you like it just won't be nearly as awesome) it just won't be nearly as awesome) a tube the width of the mentos. Diet coke and mentos is a major fad 1st shown on the letterman show in 1999 by chemistry teacher lee marek subject of a 2006 episode of mythbusters. 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. Soda and mentos experiment by: anna which type of soda will explode the highest using mentos sprite, coke, or diet coke hypothesis: my hypothesis is that the coke will explode the highest because when you put a mentos in a soda and shake the bottle, the carbon dioxide will store up and finally pop the cap of the soda bottle as foam shoots out of the bottle.
Diet coke 280 86 conclusion: the more mentos you put in a bottle of pop does not necessarily mean a larger explosion we found that the max amount of mentos with the largest explosion was 4 mentos, it went 350 cm high. Soda is a liquid supersaturated with carbon dioxide gas, and nucleation sites are places where the carbon dioxide can make bubbles a nucleation site can be a scratch on a surface, a speck of dust, or any place where you have a high surface area relative to volume. Results: i did the experiment with one mentos candy piece in a two-liter bottle of diet coke three times and recorded the data i repeated the experiment using three pieces of mentos candy three times and lastly i did the experiment three times with six pieces of mentos candy. Weird science: mentos + soda share tweet reddit flipboard email all it takes to be the life of the party is a pack of mentos and a bottle of soda it turns out the two have a scientific reaction.