The Creative Cookbook: Recipe for Acidity

My name is Megan Crawford, and today I’d like to show you an introductory recipe to my delicious cookbook. Remember, it’s vital to keep safe and aware, so I require you to have:

For this tasty meal, you’ll need several ingredients.
You will need three different types of antacids, two tablespoons of baking soda,  and 100 mL. of vinegar.

I chose the Tums Regular Antacid(Which I bet will reduce the most acidity, it IS a brand name after all.):

The Generic Equate Antacid:

The Generic Safeway Antacid:

AAAAAND baking soda in a bowl from an unidentified source(this source not being a drug dealer, no way… not at all.)

With these ingredients you can control the world… Well, not quite, but you can at least make some tasty drinks out of it.

Take the vinegar and pour 25 mL. into four separate cups. Test the vinegar for its acidity level. It should be about 2.7 on the pH scale, the pH scale being this:

Grind up the recommended amount of antacids one at a time (no antacids from different brands should touch, ever) until they are a gentle powder with a mortar and pestle.

A mortar and pestle looks like this:

If you can’t find one, use your fist, or your face.

Record each reaction accordingly as you add each antacid.
Tums tends to fizz in a rather subtle, but bordering on bubbly manner.
The Equate fizzes in a similar matter to the Tums, although it is a bit less violent.
Both the Safeway and baking soda react to make bubbles, the baking soda’s reaction being more angry.

Now that you’ve done that, good patrons of the art of culinary, it is yet again time to measure the pH level.

My results were:

5 for Tums

4.5 for Equate

4 for Safeway

4 for Baking Soda

It seems my recipe was botched, the brand name usually never wins. It seems my hypothesis was somewhat correct though, since the Tums won.

Since you’re all done with the measurements, the drinks are ready. Mix and serve over ice for a disgusting mix of bitterness and artificial fruit, peppermint, and baking soda. Enjoy!

(Warning: Unsure of safety, please don’t drink before consulting a doctor.)


Carbohydrates Concept Map


Water is abundant on our planet, water is everywhere. We rely on water, as do about 9 million other species on earth. It surrounds us, but most of us never take the time to ask “what is water?” and realize how absolutely amazing it is. The percentage of the earth’s surface covered by water is 71%, nearly 3/4 of our earth. A great example of bonds is water. It’s a polar molecule. Hydrogen is attracted to oxygen, and that is called a hydrogen bond. Water is pretty simple, it heats up, it cools down, but how?
It freezes at 0 degrees Celsius, and melts at 100 degrees Celsius, which is amazing in terms of accuracy to  being rounded off to an integer.
Water is very aggressive about keeping heat. It’s also aggressive about losing bits, thus the extreme freezing and melting temperatures, which are fairly high for a liquid.
In a way, water is extremely magnetic. It connects to itself and other items, which is otherwise known as cohesion and adhesion.
There you go, water in a nutshell!