How To: Isolate the sugar in a can of soda

Isolate the sugar in a can of soda

In this video from ScienceOnTheBrain we learn how to isolate the sugar in a can of soda. To find out how much sugar is in soda, pour a can into a pot and boil it until all the water is gone. You will be left with the sugar, and then you can weigh it. First weigh your pot before pouring the soda in. Now boil the soda on the stovetop. When the water evaporates, you'll be left with a syrupy sugar. A can of soda has 39 grams of sugar in it. That equates to about 7 1/2 teaspoons. Fruit juice contains the same amount of sugar as soda actually. So the best thing to drink is water!

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This was a very informative video, but I wish to know one more detail. How does one isolate the caffeine from the sugar?

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