The soda fountain for “testing” is estimated to be a hefty price of 9,000 (the generic brand should be used) but the stunt has already garnered over 6 million views on YouTube, so it was probably worthless at all. A dreamer decided earlier this year that in the end, to give people what they wanted, a greasy load of baking powder dropped 10,000 liters of Coco-Cola on the plane.
Popular Russian blogger Maxim Monakhov had planned the stunt for several years, explaining in the caption of the video that the seed for his cola fountain was first sown four years ago. “Yeah, that sounds silly and useless – but to me, it makes a lot of sense,” he explained. “My whole career is about this.”
The chemical that triggers the reaction is significantly different than the one made by Mentos, but the same amount of aesthetic result is basically the same. He chose baking soda as it was cheaper, he explained in the video. It’s smart to be careful about the budget if you blow a few thousand in soda, my idea. The video shows thousands of people preparing a custom-made VAT containing thousands of bottles of coke. Mentos is seen more as a catalyst in the eruptive coke viral trend, using baking soda instead of mime for its testing.
The reaction occurs as a result of the combination of an acidic element with a basic one and basically, we must be alkaline, not basic. When baking powder is poured into a well of soda, the combination of ingredients produces large amounts of carbon dioxide gas, raining down drinks in the sky.
The sudden rise of CO2 forced water out of the pressurized vat and caused the eruption of the cola volcanic. When the two combines, the acid reacts with hydrogen carbonate, and the intermediate compound forms hydrogen carbonate, which immediately dissolves in CO2 and water. The reaction does not create a new CO2 but it is already in the soft drink that reveals. If you’ve always had a drop-down, family-sized soda bottle open, you can have a rough idea of how much – now imagine scaling a soft drink worth 10,000 liters. Talk about rubbing salt in my wounds.