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Subject: Characteristics of carbonated liquids in zero gravity?

Date: Wed Oct 4 15:25:14 2000
Posted by Dugald
Grade level: 4-6 School: No school entered.
City: No city entered. State/Province: No state entered. Country: UK
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 970687514.Ch

I am writing on behalf of  my son, who asked me a question yesterday. 
The question is, what happens to CARBONATED liquids in near zero gravity?
If my boy were to open a bottle of coke in a space capsule, would the liquid 
explode, remain flat, or behave as on Earth? and if bubbles did appear, in which
direction would they head? I would be very grateful if you could answer 
(in layman's terms ) so that I can pass it on to him.
Dugald McIntosh.

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