Gatorade Vs Glucose

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Gatorade is a very popular sports drink that is used by athletes worldwide. Its purpose is to hydrate and replenish electrolytes to keep the body going during physical activity. It is manufactured by PepsiCo, in Purchase, New York. It was originally created in 1965 by researchers attempting to create a single drink that could provide water, carbohydrates, and electrolytes to student-athletes at the University of Florida. It accounts for 75% of the sports drink market in the United States. Some have debated Gatorades effectiveness and healthiness over its lifetime and many people hold different opinions of it. It is important to go over the main ingredients of Gatorade in order to form a true opinion of it. Five of its main ingredients are…show more content…
It’s a very important source of energy and is also healthy for the processes of the metabolism in a human’s body. Glucose (C6H12O6) is covalently bonded and is also known as Dextrose. It is a key component of energy as explained earlier and is a staple ingredient in our diets, thus its appearance in Gatorade is not surprising at all. Glucose’s heat of combustion is -2805kJ/mol and it is oxidized to form carbon dioxide and water. It is a flammable substance but it would require to be preheated thoroughly before being able to be ignited. Its mass is 180.16g, its density is 1.54g/cm3, and its melting point is 146℃. The only real hazard to glucose is that if it has a very large intake in the body, it will poison the body because it is a…show more content…
It is put in Gatorade to add a sour taste and to prevent oxidation, preserving the drink. Citric Acid (C6H8O7) is covalently bonded and is organic. Its heat of combustion is -1960.6kJ/mol and and it is oxidized to form carbon dioxide and water. It is a 1 on the flammability scale and it is toxic since it is an acid. Its mass is 192.12g, its density is 1.665g/cm3, and its melting point is 156℃. Its main hazard is that it is acidic and that an overdose of the substance can cause damage to the body but nothing life threatening unless it is a truly severe dosage. Monopotassium phosphate is included in Gatorade because of it is a good source of phosphate, which is in all of our body cells and is necessary for strength and growth, and potassium, a very important electrolyte in our bodies. Monopotassium phosphate (KH2PO4) is ionically bonded. It is a stable product, is not able to combusted, it is nonflammable, and is not toxic. Its mass is 136.086g, its density is 2.338g/cm3, and its melting point is 252.6℃. Overexposure can cause gastrointestinal irritation, vomiting and

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