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Sub Image2:Macro to Micro Structures
         
 
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1) Atoms and Molecules2) Macro to Micro Structures 3) Energetics and Dynamics 4) Theory and Practice in Chemical Systems 5) Chemical Design
6) The Chemistry of Life7) Chemistry and the Environment8) Chemistry at the Interface
 

Unit 5.4 History: The Chemistry of Coke
The history of the chemical composition of Coca-Cola is featured, from its beginning as a cocaine-based medication to the soft drink we know today.
Video program cues: 20:40 — 31:55

The taste of Coca-Cola

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Corn syrup in Coca-Cola

"At MRC there was a chemist, by name of Martha Jones, who was not working for Coke, and who was instrumental in developing a lot of these new products that MRC was so innovative about. She has been called by many in the industry, the Mother of HFCS. And she made sure that this product was up to the specific levels of each of these franchise firms and that [corn syrup] could be used interchangeably with sucrose."

Dr. Jesse Meyers
Editor, Beverage Digest

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