Recently, I challenged my students to conduct an experiment measuring the density of Coca-Cola. Liquids have the property of density (mass/volume) just like solid objects. In the photograph you will see 4 different liquids layered according to their densities. The least dense at the top and the most dense at the bottom. At the top you can see rubbing alcohol with a density of 0.8g/cc, followed by extra virgin olive oil with a density of 0.9g/cc, below that is water with a density of 1g/cc and at the bottom you will find the main ingredient in Coke, corn syrup with a density of 1.4g/cc; no wonder that it fills you up at dinner…
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How dense is the Coca-Cola that you drink?
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About Dr. Wiprovnick
Dr. Wiprovnick is presently teaching Earth Science WHSAD. He can be reached at Wiprovnick@whsad.org.
Dr. Wiprovnick’s Office Hrs. are as follows: Period 8 Monday Wednesday and Friday