Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425



Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425
Textbook Problem

xplain why aluminum cans make good storage containers for soft drinks. Styrofoam cups can be used to keep coffee hot and cola cold. How can this be?

Interpretation Introduction


To determine why aluminum can is a good storage for soft drinks and Styrofoam cups keep the coffee hot and cola cold.

Concept Introduction:

Aluminum can is made from the aluminum metal which is refereed as the tin can. Styrofoam are the material in which the cups are made of and they are produced from the beads of expanded polystyrene.


The aluminum is found in abundance in earth and it can be easily recycled. It is also economical. The soda is usually carbonated and these carbonated liquids exhibits pressure when they are kept in the closed container. This aluminum cans can take that pressure released from the carbonated sodas.

The aluminum also has a property that do not rust, so the shelf life of the sodas can be kept good. The packaging cost along with the reason that it is not easily breakable makes it best suited to contain sodas...

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