Common Beverages Produce Gas
By: Austin Brandt
Common beverages produce gases into your stomach. Beverages like milk, soda, juice, etc. produce gas that enters into your system. Each beverage releases gas in different percentages or amounts. Vinegar helps start the reaction of gas in a beverage. Vinegar has a combination of several vitamins, mineral products, and fats which will react with the beverage of your daily use.
Soda is made up of carbonated water, which is simply water that has had carbon gas more or less injected into it, high fructose corn syrup, phosphoric acid, and caffeine. Milk is made up of carbohydrate (lactose), fat, protein, vitamins and minerals, enzymes, and related to milk composition. Orange juice is made up of all water, sugar, and citric acid. Water is made up of hydrogen ions linked to hydroxyl ions to form H2O.
My hypothesis is Mountain Dew will produce the most gas. I base my hypothesis on this because I thought Mountain Dew has more carbon gas in it and it just seems more likely for it to produce more gas.
Variety of Beverages
DV- How much gas is produced in common beverages
CV- Amount of each beverage, amount of temperature, and the plastic bottles they are put in.
1. Pour an equal amount of each beverage into seperate plastic bottles.
2. Mix two teaspoons of vinegar into each beverage. The vinegar will represent your stomach's acid.
3. Blow-up and release the air in a balloon for each bottle. This will stretch the balloons, so they are more easily inflated.
4. Stretch the open end of a balloon over the opening of each bottle.
5. Place the bottles on a warm heating pad.
6. Observe the balloons at different intervals as the liquids begin to heat.
7. Observe what liquids inflated the balloons. Find out which balloons inflated more than the others.
Beverages with vinegar mixed in and balloons on top did not show any progress for 20 mins so moved over to the oven in hot water.
Put on oven at 11:39 a.m. on level 8. Balloons were only put on for 10 mins.
Balloons started to inflat at their own rates.