Who Made Soda And How?
               By: Pierce B.

Who Made Soda?

Joseph Priestley made the first carbonated drink. He was the pastor of a small break away church at the time. One day when he was working when he noticed a strange smell coming from a brewery right next to his office. He reproduced the gas in an experiment and dissolved it in water. He tasted it and found it was surprisingly good. After everyone heard, Priestly became famous. Because of his discovery, he was inducted into the French Academy of Sciences in 1772.

About Joseph Priestley

Priestley is not only known for the invention of soda. He is also known other things such as, inventing the rubber eraser, Identified a dozen key chemical compounds, wrote a very important paper about electricity, and discovered oxygen. He was born in Birstall, England on March 24, 1733 and grew up in the UK. His religious writings and support for the American and French revolution enraged his countrymen so much that he was forced the flee England in 1794. He settled in Pennsylvania and continued his research until he died. He died February 6, 1804 in Pennsylvania. His discovery of oxygen was number 1 in the science channels top 100 discoveries in science.

Ingredients For Coca Cola.

1 oz. Citrate of caffeine                                                                                                   1 oz. extract of vanilla                                                                                                     2.5 oz. flavoring                                                                                                               4 oz. fluid extract of cola                                                                                                 3 oz. citric acid                                                                                                               1 qt. lime juice                                                                                                               30 lbs of sugar                                                                                                               2.5 gal of water

Joseph Priestley

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