carbonation can happen either with water or soda. When the carbon dioxide gas is mixed with the soda, it helps in the carbonation process. The bubbles and fizz are all the outcome of the carbon dioxide gas. The amount of carbonic acid and CO2 gas dictates the amount of carbonation that takes place in the soda. The mixture used to prepare carbonated soda is added to carbon dioxide gas to create a pop soda. You can also see bubbles float in the soda bottles. Without carbon dioxide gas no soda or water can be carbonated.
Soda is carbonated normally by artificial ways wherein the carbon dioxide gas is forced into the solution. The solution for preparing the soda consists of water, syrup, additives, and sugars along with carbon dioxide gas. This solution is then filled in the bottle or can and the above empty space filled with a layer of carbon dioxide gas. When the bottle or container is sealed, pressure is created. This does not allow the carbon dioxide in the solution to escape. However, once you open the bottle and seal it back after it is half drunk, you will find the fizz flatten. This is because once the seal is opened; the carbon dioxide gas escapes out.
The fun of carbonated soda lies in the carbon dioxide gas. The gas is completely responsible for carbonation and creating the bubbles and fizz. The whoosh sound we all hear on opening of a soda bottle is that of carbon dioxide gas escaping, making way through the fizz. If you shake the bottle before opening the seal, you shall observe that more fizz has been created. The shaking of the bottle leads to more pressure thus creating more bubbles and fizz.
Carbonated sodas are popular for many decades now. Even today people love it and many are addicted to it. Artificial carbonation was invented in England by Joseph Priestly. Eventually carbonated soda gained popularity and demand from the masses. Looking at the popularity, soda fountains were introduced that allowed you to easily get your carbonated soda. The carbon dioxide cylinder attached to it made the carbonation simpler. The carbonated soda then mainly came in 2 flavors, orange and grape. Later root beer and ginger ale came into the market.
Most carbonated sodas are acid based that are not healthy for our body, especially bones and teeth. Carbonated sodas are known to absorb the calcium from our body. Medical research has proved that carbonated soda poses a risk of cancer. As the awareness about the ill effects of carbonated soda has spread, people today prefer energy and nutritional drinks. This has led to a drastic change in the demand for soda.
The carbon dioxide gas responsible for creating all the reaction in the mixture to cause a fizzy drink is known to be a threat to our body. This carbonated soda is certainly a cool drink to hang out with, but it does no good to our system.