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Thenicha Saint Bruny Chemistry Honors Mr. Eaton Period 1 (Friday) 8 September 2017 Chewing Gum Lab
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Abstract In summary of this lab, a piece of Wrigley’s Spearmint gum was taken and measured before and after being chewed to study if any weight change occurred. The intent of this experiment was to prove that chewing on a piece of gum should not change the original weight of the gum. The findings of this procedure included the use and digestive function of saliva as its enzyme- amylase worked to break down some starches in the gum. Specific Tasks of the Lab Hypothesis: If the gum is chewed, then the weight of the gum would remain the same. Materials: 1 piece of Wrigley’s Spearmint gum Old school scale measurer Timer Plan: 1. Find scale zero 2. Weigh gum in wrap in grams (before chewed) and subtract scale zero for accuracy 3. Remove wrap from gum 4. Set timer for 2 minutes and commence to chewing the gum 5. Stop and eject chewed gum back onto the wrap 6.
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