|MadSci Network: Chemistry|
Everly, you are exactly right, as the carbonated liquid contains dissolved Carbon dioxide it's density will be less than in its "flat" state. Hence the possibility of keeping balls of a single density suspended is remote. It would be a good experiment to do at home to measure out a certain volume of a carbonated drink and allow it to go flat and then see what the volume change was. The difference in density and hence the amount of carbon dioxide in the drink could then be calculated. Dr. Jase. P.S. Sorry about the tardiness of the reply but as a professional scientist I spend a lot of my time on field trips. I just returned from 4 weeks in Tasmania (Australia) where our group was investigating environmental issues relating to mining operations.
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