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#16 - noschool ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
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User avatar #18 to #16 - kingarturi (07/20/2013) [-]
didn't realize how much air is in those things
User avatar #20 to #18 - psykobear (07/20/2013) [-]
The reaction is creating more "air"
I don't know exactly what it is, so don't quote me, but I believe Carbon Dioxide is being produced.
User avatar #23 to #20 - underbeard (07/20/2013) [-]
Yeah. No reaction actually happening, it's just all the Carbon Dioxide decompressing out of the liquid. That's why any fizzy drink is called carbonated.
User avatar #43 to #23 - srskate (07/20/2013) [-]
its carbonic acid decomposing into CO2
User avatar #24 to #23 - psykobear (07/20/2013) [-]
Ah, but I thought he added Mentos to it or something, so I thought a reaction was actually happening.
But if he just shook it up, then you are right.
User avatar #136 to #24 - anthonyh (07/21/2013) [-]
Nah he's just shaking it, I think. That's why he's jiggling it back and forth when it first starts inflating. I might be wrong, but I'm pretty sure it's just carbonation.
#68 to #24 - derik (07/20/2013) [-]
There isn't any chemical reaction happening. What dose happen is the metno is covered in tiny pits like the surface of a golf ball, these pits make the perfect spot for air bubbles to form. Its like if you left a soda out for a week without a cap, by the time you got back it would be flat, the mentos just accelerate the process.
User avatar #72 to #68 - psykobear (07/20/2013) [-]
But why the eruption?
I understand the Mentos turning the Diet Coke flat, but why the sudden release?
User avatar #166 to #72 - derik (07/21/2013) [-]
The eruption is a result of a sizable portion of the air in the coke being released at once. Its the same as if you shake a soda before you open it, it all bubbles up and over flows, this is that except without the shaking, and much faster.
User avatar #25 to #24 - underbeard (07/20/2013) [-]
You're probably right. I hadn't thought of that. THE WORLD MAY NEVER KNOW.
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