The potential of Hydrogen Has Pucker Power

The Potential of Hydrogen Has Pucker Power
Target Audience: Middle School, High School, College
NCCCS Core Courses: BIO-110, BIO-111, BIO-163, BIO-165, BIO-166, BIO-168, BIO-169
Equipment Used: Vernier LabQuest Unit, pH


Eating candy in the name of science??? Yes!!! In this investigation students will learn the effects hydronium and hydroxide concentrations in solution, make connections to the acid/base chemistry behind the taste of sour and test to see if their pucker can be used as an accurate measure of pH. The true pH values of the candies will be determined using electronic pH sensors.