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Q & A: don’t cry over spilt soda

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
Why do juices and soda get sticky when you spill them and they dry as opposed to water? Thanks
- James
U.S
A:
They have sugar, and that doesn't evaporate. Under ordinary room conditions, it equilibrates with the moist air to leave a slightly watery (sticky) residue.

mike w

(published on 10/22/2007)

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