We Made Pop Rocks at Home with Science

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Reactions Science Videos | December 29, 2021

Pop Rocks® is a popular brand of popping candy manufactured and sold by Zeta Espacial S.A. The candies are just sugar and carbon dioxide, but making your own version of them at home is harder than it looks. In this video, we use three different methods to try to capture carbon dioxide in sugar: a chemical reaction, a state transition and biological production!

How much pressure is inside a pop rock- Part 1

How much pressure is inside a pop rock - Part 2

Pop rocks were originally invented to be an instant soda

Enzymes on your tongue convert CO2 into protons

Your tongue detects CO2 as sour

Claire Saffitz Makes Pop Rocks

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Yeast produce CO2

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Produced by the American Chemical Society.



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