Why do Pop Rocks pop?

If you know what pop rocks are, then this episode will answer one of the greatest mysteries of your childhood. And if you've never heard of pop rocks, then you'll still be just as fascinated to hear how they work. How do those little candies seem to pop in your mouth? And how are they not dangerous? Why aren't they already popping in the bag? Or can they pop under any other circumstances? Let's find out!

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If you know what pop rocks are, then this episode will answer one of the greatest mysteries of your childhood. And if you've never heard of pop rocks, then you'll still be just as fascinated to hear how they work. How do those little candies seem to pop in your mouth? And how are they not dangerous? Why aren't they already popping in the bag? Or can they pop under any other circumstances? Let's find out!

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References from this episode
  1. https://www.pop-rocks.com/f-a-q/
  2. https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/outreach/celebrating-chemistry-editions/2021-ncw/pop-rocks.html#:~:text=Pop%20Rocks%C2%AE%20are%20sugar,leaves%20behind%20the%20sugar%20molecules.










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