Introduction: How to Demonstrate Soda Density

Music: Kevin MacLeod

Ever wonder how much sugar is in your soda? This simple experiment that anyone can do puts Coke and Diet Coke head to head in a density test.


theRIAA (author)2008-02-01

um.... no. this is just measuring the amount of air in the can. sugar is a small part, this is in no way conclusive, or informative.

alwinovich (author)theRIAA2008-08-21

wrong. the cans have the same size and the same volume of coke(it sais .33L on the side, wich is volume not weight)

dodo91 (author)alwinovich2009-02-18

if it's not the air, than what could it be? I know it couldn't be the suger.

dodo91 (author)theRIAA2009-02-18

i agree. there is not enough sugure to make a diffrence. it's just the amount of air.

surfreak (author)theRIAA2008-07-29

Agreed that it's inconclusive and could possibly be related to the amount of air in each can. However, it is in fact measuring the density of the "stuff" inside the can. However, there is no proof that this is related to sugar content. It is simply showing that diet coke is less dense than regular coke. Yes, it's likely due to solute content, but dissolved sugar may or may not be the only contributing factor.

alwinovich (author)surfreak2008-08-21

wrong about the air
the cans have the same size
and the same volume of coke(it says .33L on the side, wich is volume not weight)
and just calculating the sugar
you need a lot less sweetener to get the same effect as sugar.
so lets say(not facts, just for the sake of easy calculation)
diet:.32L + .01l sweetener
regular:.30L + .03Lsugar
and coke is .1 kg per 0.1 liter
diet 32+X=light
regular: 30+X=heavy
so unless there's a unknown factor
since you only need a bit of sugar
it means sugar is way heavier then coke and probably sweetener too

Shifrin (author)2008-01-24

These also work with doughnuts, if you put them over a flame, all the really Black/Brown stuff is burnt sugar, It suppost gives you an Idea of how much sugars in a doughnut. -Alex

zupperzipper (author)Shifrin2008-11-01

Noooo!!! Don't waste doughnuts, eat them!!! mmmm... doughnuts...


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