How to Make a Diet Coke and Mentos Rocket
Updated: March 29, 2019
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Dropping Mentos into a bottle of diet soda causes a physical reaction: as they fall through the soda, the Mentos candies break the bonds between the carbon diox > By closing the lid or lightly pushing a cork into the neck after adding Mentos to a bottle of diet soda, you trap that gas, creating pressure. When the bottle falls hard against the ground, the cap flies off and the pressure releases, launching the bottle up into the air.