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Cola And Mentos Reactions

This could amaze as it amazes me too, the video below is about the cola and the mentos reactions. I could not even believe when I saw this in you tube, I even asked Terry if that was not a trick, if they really put a mentos in the bottle that had a cola. Terry gave me another version of the video and they were able to explain there why they have that such reaction.

The most common theory why the cola and the mentos created a reaction is what they call a nucleation. The surface of the candy is covered by microscopic pits, as mentos had the best example. When you put the candy in the cola, the molecules would transform to gas that explains millions of bubbles in an instant and as the candy sink and the rapid release of gas happens in the bottom of the bottle, that possible creates the reaction.

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