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Coke and density

Coke, Diet Coke and Density

Both coke cans are the same size, the only difference between the two cans is that one is regular coke and the other is diet coke. The two cans behave differently in water! One floats while the other sinks - why?

Density Explains -
The regular coke contains a lot of sugar whereas the diet coke is sweetened with an artificial sweetener.

The artificial sweetener has 200 times the sweetness of sugar - therefore it is needed only in a small amount. The high amount of sugar versus the small amount of artificial sweetener effects the density of the coke.

The density of the two cokes differ. Thus, in water, the diet coke will float higher than the can of regular coke. Diet coke has lower density.

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