Kinetic Modeling of and Effect of Candy Additives on the Candy–Cola Soda Geyser: Experiments for Elementary School Science through Physical Chemistry

@article{Kuntzleman2019KineticMO,
  title={Kinetic Modeling of and Effect of Candy Additives on the Candy–Cola Soda Geyser: Experiments for Elementary School Science through Physical Chemistry},
  author={Thomas S. Kuntzleman and Jezrielle Annis and Hazel Anderson and Joshua B. Kenney and Ninad Doctor},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Education},
  year={2019},
  volume={97},
  pages={283-288}
}
When Mentos candies are dropped into a bottle of Diet Coke, a foamy fountain jets out of the beverage container. It has previously been argued that ingredients found in Mentos candies significantly enhance this fountaining effect. Other previous work has demonstrated that the kinetics of foam production can be quantitatively monitored using a device constructed from inexpensive, easily obtained materials. In the results reported here, students used this simple device to monitor the kinetics of… 
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