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Posted by on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:18pm.

I have a project due tomorrow where I have to have a recipe that is made up of three ingredients. Part of the project is to convert each of the ingredients into individual serving sizes. How do I do this?

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:32pm

    Are the ingredients supposed to be edible? What other guidelines do you have? How long have you had this project? Is it for a chemistry course or not?

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 6:39pm

    Yes this is for Chemistry. Yes, the ingredients need to be edible. We're supposed to pick a molecule that is being used and talk about their structure (such as sugar or lactose)and how they react with the body. I've had this project since Tuesday, but I've been gone and wasn't able to learn the lesson in time.

    Have you heard or done anything like this? or is my teacher just doing something out of the ordinary?

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:13pm

    I can list some ordinary household ingredients. All are edible but I don't think any of them are especially tasty unless they are part of a recipe such as cake, biscuits, and that sort of thing.
    You have sugar (sucrose, C12H22O11)
    vinegar (acetic acid CH3COOH)
    soda (sodium monohydrogen carbonate NaHCO3)
    cream of tartar (potassium monohydrogen tartrate KHC4H5O4)
    lemon juice (citric acid--you can look up the formula).
    salt, NaCl
    I hope this gets you started.

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