**What's Your Number?**

**Aluminum Soda Can**

Luke Todd

**What's Your Number?**

**Aluminum Soda Can**

Luke Todd

What metals are in a soda can?

Based on my research, one soda can is 97% aluminum, 1% Magnesium, and 1% Manganese with the other small portion of the can consisting of iron, silicon, and copper.

How many aluminum atoms are in a soda can?

There are 8.9698 X 10^24 aluminum atoms in a soda can.

I found this result from performing an equation to find the amount of molecules in an object

14.9 grams of Al X 1 Mole X 6.022 X 10^23 (Avogadro's number) divided by 27 g Al X 1 Mole

How many Sugar molecules are in a Coca Cola soda can?

There are 39 g of sugar in a soda.

With this information we can set up the equation: 39 X 1 Mole X 6.02 X 10^23 Divided by 242 X 1 Mole

There are 9.70^22 sugar molecules in a soda can.

My data is based off of aluminum cans produced after 2001 where they weigh 19.2 grams whereas before 1992, they weighed 16.55 grams

Another assumption is there is a possibility the math used in this project isn't exactly correct causing the results to be a little flawed.

There are also different sizes of soda cans based on the country. The United States has larger soda cans than some other countries. Additionally some soda cans will be filled with more or less liquid causing the sugar amounts to be different.

Assumptions/Errors

https://aluminium.org.au/faqs/

http://www.madehow.com/Volume-2/Aluminum-Beverage-Can.html

https://aluminium.org.au/faqs/

https://www.coca-colaproductfacts.com/en/faq/sugar/how-much-sugar-in-coke/

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