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Chemistry For Your Life

188 EpisodesProduced by Melissa and JamWebsite

A podcast helping you understand the chemistry of your everyday life.


Why do diet coke and mentos do that thing?


You know what we're talking about. That spectacular fizzy geyser. This week, Melissa and Jam explore what makes diet coke and mentos go crazy together. Is it love? Is it hate? Is it chemistry? Why diet coke specifically? Or more importantly, why mentos? Let's get into it.

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References from this episode

  1. Diet Coke and Mentos: What is really behind this physical reaction? - American Journal of Physics 76, 551 (2008)
  2. Diet Coke and Mentos: What is really behind this physical reaction? - Tonya Coffey
  3. Spurting Science: Erupting Diet Coke with Mentos - Scientific American - Science Buddies

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