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(Nicholas Sanjay Shandev Sachelle Vj)

Chemistry SBA Project

PROBLEM STATEMENT: Compare the sugar content of juices with the sugar content of
carbonated drinks sold at the local mini-mart.
RATIONALE: Carbonated drinks contain an excess amount of sugar, hence why they provide
a great supply of energy. The purpose of this investigation is to show that juices which contain
natural sugars are safer to consume than carbonated drinks which has an excess quantity of
sugars. Glucose, another name given to sugar, plays an important role in metabolism in our
bodies. The consumption of large amounts of sugar leads to a disease called diabetes, this
disease has been known to be life threatening and affects the functioning of the liver, kidney,
heart and even the brain. Also diabetes has caused many heart related problems such as, heart
attack, hypertension, etc also causing strokes as well. Juices, on the other are safer to consume as
they contain natural sugars such as, fructose, sucrose and glucose. For this research potassium
permanganate is most suitable in determining the sugar content since it is purple and will change
to a pinkish colour if the solution is reduced.

TITLE: Estimating sugar-glucose content/concentration in solution

HYPOTHESIS: Carbonated drinks sold in the local Mini Mart have higher sugar content than
AIM: To determine if carbonated drinks sold in local Mini Mart have higher sugar (glucose)
content than juices.
 Standard glucose solution concentration 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12, and 1 gram per 100mL (2%-12%)
 Distilled water
 8 boiling tubes
 dropper
 1M sulphuric acid
 0.1M potassium permanganate solution
 1 stop watch
 Plastic syringes 2, 5 and 10mL
 Minute maid
 Coca cola
1. Label all the test tubes i.e. the Minute maid and Coca cola and the other known glucose
2. Use a syringe to place 10mls of each glucose solution into their respective test tubes and
10mls of Minute maid and Coca cola in separate test tubes and add 5ml of 1M Sulphuric
acid into each.
3. Add 2ml of 0.1M potassium permanganate into the first test tube. (No distilled water) and
start the stop watch immediately and record the time in minutes taken for complete
4. Repeat step 2 for each glucose concentration.
5. Repeat step 3 for the Minute maid and Coca cola and tabulate. (the colour change may be

Manipulated variable: Types of drink

Controlled variable:

Responding variable:







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