Why do sodas explode? (when we shake them)

We've all shaken up a carbonated drink, either accidentally or on purpose, so we all know what happens. But why? Why does simply shaking it agitate the carbonation so much? And why do shaken sodas overflow the can so much?

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We've all shaken up a carbonated drink, either accidentally or on purpose, so we all know what happens. But why? Why does simply shaking it agitate the carbonation so much? And why do shaken sodas overflow the can so much?

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References from this episode
  1. http://scienceline.ucsb.edu/getkey.php?key=2210#:~:text=The%20carbonation%20is%20due%20to,the%20drink%20to%20go%20flat.
  2. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-does-a-shaken-soda-fi/
  3. https://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=623&t=soda-explosions!


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