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Sherbet Recipe
2   Teaspoons Sucrose C12H22O11
2   Teaspoons Icing Sugar
½ Teaspoon Tartaric Acid (CHOHCOOH)2
½ Teaspoon Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate NaHCO3(Sodium Bicarbonate)
     Mortar & Pestle
     Grind really well


Sherbet is a simple acid base reaction that produces carbon dioxide gas. As the ingredients dissolve in your saliva the acid and base components react with one another

Acid + carbonate ==> Salt + water + carbon dioixde

Tartaric acid + sodium hydrogen carbonate ==> sodium tartrate + water + carbon dioxide

The sugar balances out the sour taste of the acid producing an overall pleasant taste. The carbon dioxide gas produces the 'fizz'

Also try replacing tartaric acid with citric acid. Is there any difference in taste?


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chemistry (not verified) on Tue, 01/27/2009 - 16:07

Jelly crystals can also be added to change the color and add to the overall flavor!