Mentos react with Diet Coke because their rough surfaces provide suitable sites for rapid growth of carbon dioxide bubbles, according to Mental Floss magazine. The bubbles’ buoyancy coupled with their rapid growth, cause... More »

The main ingredients in Diet Coke are carbonated water, caramel color and aspartame. The beverage also contains phosphoric acid, potassium benzoate, natural flavors, citric acid and caffeine. More »

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Diet Coke is not necessarily more harmful than any other soft drink, but it does not provide the kind of benefits that many people believe it possesses. Some individuals drink diet beverages with the hopes of cutting cal... More »

The Mentos and soda reaction results from the formation of carbon dioxide bubbles on the surface of the Mentos candy. The weight of the candy, which causes it to sink in the soda, also aids the reaction. More »

Adding Mentos to a bottle of soda causes the carbon dioxide contained within the beverage to react. This reaction causes the soda to erupt and spray out of the container. More »

Glycerin strengthens the bonds of molecules in bubbles so that they can stretch further. Bubbles generally do not last long and will burst immediately when they come in contact with another object. More »

Magnesium readily reacts with sulfuric acid and forms hydrogen gas bubbles and aqueous magnesium sulfate after the reactants are consumed. The easiest way to see this reaction is to take a test tube of sulfuric acid and ... More »