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Will regular Coke float?
Regular soda contains sugar as a sweetener. The difference in the amount of dissolved sweeteners leads to a difference in density. Cans of regular soda tend to be more dense than water, so they sink. Cans of diet soda are usually less dense than water, so they float.
Does Diet Coke float and regular Coke sink?
Coke and Diet Coke cans have the same amount of liquid in them. But Diet Coke cans float and regular Coke cans sink. This is because Coke is a denser fluid than Diet Coke.
Why does my Coke float?
The difference in the amount of dissolved sweeteners leads to a difference in density. Cans of regular soda tend to be more dense than water, so they sink. Cans of diet soda are usually less dense than water, so they float.
How can you tell if its Diet Coke or regular Coke?
You can’t tell just by hefting the two cans. But if you fill a sink with water and place the unopened cans in it, the diet can will float higher in the water than the regular can, which might even sink.
Can of diet soda floats?
The can of Diet Coke contains less than one gram of sweetener, resulting in a density nearly equivalent to that of water (indeed, slightly less), so it floats.
Does Diet Coke still exist?
The original flavor was still available for a limited time via Amazon.com during the time of the new flavor rollout, but has since been discontinued, along with Diet Coke Lime. It still currently remains available from Coca-Cola Freestyle machines.
Why does Coke sink but Diet Coke floats?
Due to the difference in density, the can with the sugar in it sinks while the diet can floats. For a further refinement, mix in a bunch of salt–the density of the salt water increases enough that the sugared coke now floats.
Do empty cans float on water?
The cans of diet pop are less dense than water, so they float. The cans of regular pop are more dense than water so they sink. However, a much smaller amount of artificial sweetener is used which causes the can to be less dense than water.
What is the density of a can of Diet Coke?
The can of Diet Coke shown above has a mass of about 370 g, as does a second spare can. Its overall density is 370 g/380 cm3, or 0.97 g/cm3.
Is Diet Coke less dense than water?
The Diet Coke will float. But Coke contains sugar, whereas Diet Coke contains sweetener. This small change in ingredients causes the densities of the two drinks to be different, with the coke having a greater density than water, making it sink, and the Diet Coke being less dense than water, resulting in it floating.
What is healthier Coke Zero or Diet Coke?
There are very few differences between Diet Coke and Coke Zero. As such, there is no concrete, measurable reason to suggest that one is superior to the other. Nutritionally, there are no significant differences. Their ingredient and caffeine contents are similar as well, so neither is healthier than the other.
What is the density of a Diet Coke can?