1. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

Ok, equinoxes and moon phases typically do not cause drink mixes to refuse to dissolve....

The most probable explanation is that your water supply was hard -- since there's quite a bit of mineral crap already dissolved in the water, it won't take much more stuff (Kool-Aid).

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## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

The temperature of the water could have made the difference. Hot water dissolves things better than cold water. The temperature of the water possibly couldn't handle the amount of material that you wanted to dissolve.

Gravity in itself would not affect the koolaid any differently than the water.

Density of water doesn't change very much with temperature or elevation, seeing as how it is virtually incompressible. That shouldn't affect it either.

Also you might want to consider washing the pitcher. You might have had some kind of buildup over years of not washing the pitcher.

3. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

I know what the problem is: You're drinking Kool-aid! Blech!

4. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

The equinox was a joke

I'm betting on hard water, because we ALWAYS use as cold as possible water.

5. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

I really don't think the temperature of the water could have caused this. According to the graph (see http://www.nzifst.org.nz/unitoperati...paration10.htm)
The solubility of sucrose in water at 0 degrees Celsius is 180kg / kg H20, which is equivalent ot 180 grams sucrose / gram H20. Since the density of water is 1g/ml, that means 180 grams of sucrose can be dissolved in 1 ml of water at zero degrees C.

6. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

Originally Posted by HungSquirrel
Technically, chemistry is a subset of physics.
Technically, _everything_ is a subset of physics.

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I think the issue has something to do with chelation.

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When we were kids, mom made kool-aid with only half the sugar.

Life was dull.

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## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

Originally Posted by PMO6022
I really don't think the temperature of the water could have caused this. According to the graph (see http://www.nzifst.org.nz/unitoperati...paration10.htm)
The solubility of sucrose in water at 0 degrees Celsius is 180kg / kg H20, which is equivalent ot 180 grams sucrose / gram H20. Since the density of water is 1g/ml, that means 180 grams of sucrose can be dissolved in 1 ml of water at zero degrees C.
your math is wrong. 179 grams of sucrose, according to Perry's Chemical Engineer's Handbook, will dissolve into 100 grams or H20 at 0 degress C. I don't think that water could hold 180 times its mass in sugar.

8. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

Originally Posted by jdong
Ok, equinoxes and moon phases typically do not cause drink mixes to refuse to dissolve....

The most probable explanation is that your water supply was hard -- since there's quite a bit of mineral crap already dissolved in the water, it won't take much more stuff (Kool-Aid).

Does it hurt to take showers thumb?

9. ## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

*LOL* no. No it doesn't. But hard water doesn't hurt when you take showers, trust me, we've had it all our lives where I grew up. It doesn't clean as well though.

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## Re: The Kool-Aid fiasco

Maybe something in all that wind caused a mysterious change in your water!

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