- In soda, carbonation is created by adding dissolved carbon dioxide and carbonic acid into the liquid.
- Carbonation is added to soft drinks to give the soft drinks a "bite" to them. Carbonation creates a slightly burning sensation when you drink it, and consumers enjoy this fizzy taste.
- The "bite" can be caused by carbonic acid or, in the case of Coca Cola, by phosphoric acid.
- When you open a soda bottle, the carbon dioxide that is sitting between the soda and the cap is released. This is the fizzing noise that you hear when you open the soda bottle.
- If an unopened bottle of soda is shaken, the carbon dioxide that is sitting between the liquid and the cap gets suspended back into the liquid and forms larger bubbles in the soda than the bubbles of the dissolved carbon dioxide that was already in the soda. These larger bubbles rise extremely quickly to the surface, exerting more pressure as they push through the soda. This brings the liquid up to the top and causes the bottle of soda to explode all over you.
The definition of carbonation is when highly pressurized carbon dioxide is dissolved into a solution.
Facts About Carbonation
An example of carbonation is the bubbles in a soft drink.
- saturation with carbon dioxide, as in the manufacture of soda wateralso car·bona·ta′tion
- the removal of lime, as in sugar refining, by precipitating it with carbon dioxide
(countable and uncountable, plural carbonations)
- The state of having carbon dioxide gas dissolved in a liquid.
- Soda pop is basically sugar water with a little bit of flavoring and added carbonation.
- The amount or level of dissolved carbon dioxide remaining in solution.
- Celia didn't eat at the diner anymore because she thought the carbonation in their fountain drinks was off.
carbonate + -ion