Mentos + Diet Coke = Cool Experiment

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  1. GinoLombardi21

    GinoLombardi21 New Member

    Some friends told me if you open a new diet coke with all the fizz in it and then you drop a mentos in it IT EXPLODES! I was curious so this weekend I went to CVS and bought some mentos and diet coke. I then tried it. As soon as I dropped one mentos piece into the newly sealed diet coke 1 liter bottle. The bottle shot out the drink about 4 feet into the air all over the place like a rocket going into space. It did this for like 3/4 seconds. Did anyone ever try this before? Its a really cool experiment.

    I looked online and I also found youtube videos of people testing this. Some of these people got a tube and put 13 mentos in the tube and dropped them all in it at once. So the eruption would go higer. Its kinda like a volcano with lava except it shoots high into the air!

    Video 1- http://youtube.com/watch?v=YNgl6z5Z7k4

    Video 2- http://youtube.com/watch?v=up1DoY8Cfwg

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Quatra

    Quatra New Member

    Your friend probably got it off the Myth Busters show. They had an Episode about this very thing.
     
  3. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Remember kids, have adult supervision!
     
  4. Papi/Manny

    Papi/Manny New Member

    So that coke you gave me when I was eating those me...*explodes*
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007
  5. Vegeta ss4

    Vegeta ss4 Iron Chef Leader

    I have done this a lot, one time though, the bottle Literally exploded....there was no water fall, the bottle blew up into pieces, I have no idea how this happened but, it did!!!!
     
  6. Muninn

    Muninn New Member

    It's called nucleation. The carbon dioxide forces itself through the tiny holes in the Mentos or something.
     

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