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At lunch, you open a can of soda and place a straw into the can to drink. Describe the...

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howdy33 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 3) eNoter

Posted February 9, 2010 at 11:53 PM via web

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At lunch, you open a can of soda and place a straw into the can to drink. Describe the phases present in the can of soda

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tpisano | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Assistant Educator

Posted February 10, 2010 at 12:03 AM (Answer #1)

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Liquid, obviously the soda is liquid.

Gas, the carbonation that causes the bubbles and the fizzing sound.

Solid, the straw. 

It also changes from a solution to a heterogeneous mixture.  The bubbles change throughout the can as it is opened and all of the gas is mixed into the soda.

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 24, 2010 at 2:51 PM (Answer #2)

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There is a lot of bubbles that comes out of the can of soda, and it makes a sizzling sound or pop sound. This phenomenon is due to the process called carbonation, which happens in the can.

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