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What kind of chemicals makes cotton candy?
Question Date: 2013-05-21
Answer 1:

Thanks for the question. Cotton candy is made by melting sugar into very thin strands while spinning it very fast to make it into a big mass. And then dyes and flavors are added in to make it different colors and have different tastes. The flavorings that are added are mixtures of what we call "aromatic chemicals" which are made from a reaction.

Sugar, is known as "sucrose" which is a "carbohydrate." It is made of 12 atoms of carbon, 22 atoms of hydrogen, and 11 atoms of oxygen. We know that cotton candy has chemical properties because it smells and tastes a certain way. Here are some extra fun facts!: Cotton candy is not really flammable, it crystallizes when you set it on fire though, (goes through a chemical change with heat) this is because of the sugar, also when you heat cotton candy on a stove, it changes colors.

Answer 2:

Cotton candy is mostly sugar which is melted and spun into a very thin strands which pile up and stick together in a loose structure. A little bit of food coloring and flavoring are usually added.

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