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Subject: Why carbon dioxide in bubbly beverages?

Date: Wed Jun 16 17:32:40 1999
Posted by Scott
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Is there something special about carbon dioxide that makes it ideal for putting bubbles in drinks? Does it have to do with the carbonic acid? I've read about hydrogenated beer. Could regular air be dissolved in a flat soft drink if the pressure in the bottle was increased?

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