The Sweet Side of Chemistry: Chemical Mystery #3

National Chemistry week 2014 will be upon us in a little over a month. As you may have heard in Erica Jacobsen’s posts, this year’s theme is “The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy.”

I have developed a quick and easy chemical mystery to go along with this year’s National Chemistry Week theme. Check it out in the video below, and let me know if you can tell me the solution to this sweet chemical mystery.

The solution to this mystery can be found HERE.



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Grazyna Zreda | Sun, 09/21/2014 - 18:41

One of the candies is Mentos -mint flavored; the second one is a fruit flavored, sour mentos, which contain citric acid as additonal ingredient. 

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Tom Kuntzleman | Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:45

You solved it, Grazyna!  Nice work!