Rain and Flooding
Acids and Bases
Is carbonated water the same as carbonic acid?
What is the difference between carbonated water and carbonic acid?
Asked in Drinks and Beverages
Will carbonated drinks take longer to melt than water?
No. Carbonated will melt in a shorter time than water. Carbonated drinks have dissolved carbonic acid in them, which will lower the freezing point. (This is similar to how adding salt to ice makes it melt at a lower temperature.) So, if two solutions are frozen at the same temperature and then thawed at the same temperature, the carbonated drink will melt first.
Asked in Chemistry
Is carbonic acid the same as bicarbonate?
What product is formed when carbon dioxide is added to water?
Carbonated water which is most commonly used to make carbonated drinks like soda. CO2 (carbon dioxide) will only mix with very little pure water; the majority of the carbonation in soda is the CO2 bonding with the other ingredients in the soda. Most of the carbonation in soda is CO2 bonding with salt, which is why all carbonated beverages contain salt in one form or another. When CO2 mixes with water or water vapor it forms carbonic acid. Carbonic acid is very reactive with some metals; in fact carbonic acid reacts very strongly with stainless steel. The pipes that are used to carry and transport CO2 are now usually made of high carbon steel instead of stainless steel. The high carbon steel not only is cheaper to manufacture and install, but does not react as quickly as what stainless steel does, this same reaction is also why in CO2 pipelines they try to dehydrate the CO2 as much as possible and cover welds that connect the pipes with a plastic or tar coating to stop water from leaking in. To feel carbonic acid first had open a bottle, or can, of soda near your nose and breathe in at the same time, you will feel a slight burn in your nose and around your eyes, the amount of carbonic acid you feel is very minor and poses no danger to you, but you definetly can feel it. The sensation caused by that reaction goes away quickly too because you blink or breathe in more and this dilutes the carbonic acid until it is the same pH as the fluid in your nose, or on your eyes.
Can carbonic acid destroy or rust metal?
Yes. Carbonic acid is just carbon dioxide dissolved in water. It's responsible for the mineralization of the great caves (stalagtites etc.) and it's responsible for the mineral that gets on your glasses when they come out of the diswasher. BTW, iron is just another mineral, and acts much the same as calcium when it comes in contact with carbonic acid.
Asked in Diet Coke
Does Diet Coke have more carbonated water than coke?
Asked in Chemistry, Science Experiments
What forms when water mixes with carbon dioxide gas in the air or soil?
Asked in Rain and Flooding, Air Pollution
Why is rain slightly acidic even without pollution?
Asked in Acids and Bases
What is more corrosive Sulfuric acid or Carbonic acid?
The "corrosiveness" of an acid depends mainly on two aspects The concentration of the acid - even the most corrosive acid is not dangerous at low concentrations e.g. 0.001 mol/L The % ionisation of the acid - This determines whether the acid is a strong acid (100% ionisation of the first H+ atom) or a weak acid (significantly less than 100% ionisation of the first H+ atom) Sulfuric acids first ionisation H2SO4 + H2O ==> HSO4- + H3O+ Carbonic Acids first H2CO3 + H2O <==> HCO3- + H3O+ With this information, and the fact that we know sulfuric acid is a strong acid and carbonic acid is a weak acid, sulfuric acid is more corrosive than carbonic acid (at the same concentration
How do you make acid rain?
Make giant factories that burn chemicals and release sulfur into the air, getting it trapped in raindrops to burn those it falls on. Whoever wrote this is an IDIOT! 1st, acid rain cant burn anyone unless you have like a weird medical condition or something. 2nd, you can make acid rain in a bottle with water and vinegar: First if you get vinegar and put it in a bottle for 3 days it will turn into carbon dioxide.(d2) After the three days are over, pour water in it let it stay and dissolve in with the carbon d2. Then you get acid rain. If you cannot do that just get algae (or moss) and fertilizer and mix it with WARM water. Let it sit for a couple of hours. Acid rain is mainly carbonic acid. You can find it in any sort of carbonated soda. Carbonated water is essentially the same thing as acid rain, but most likely has a weaker acidity. And there ya go. hehe