Electrolytes Experiment

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If one compares the amount of electrolytes present in an artificial substance (sports drink), to those in a natural substance (orange juice), then the natural substance will have the most electrolytes. That is my hypothesis. I chose this topic because I have always been skeptical about the validity of the quantity of electrolytes said to be in sports drinks. Sports drinks have been recommended as a way to replace electrolytes, which are lost during exercise. However, orange juice also has electrolytes and these are naturally occurring, not man made. Although water is also a liquid recommended for exercise, it is not used for strenuous exercise because it has no electrolytes. I predict that while running an electric charge through both orange…show more content…
My hypothesis was correct, orange juice registered the most electrolytes in accordance with the conductance measured on the multimeter. The multimeter measured the concentration of electrolytes by measuring conductance, which is proportional to the electrolyte concentration. The conductance of the solution depends on the concentration of electrolytes as cited in David Whyte’s experiment. I chose this topic because I have always been skeptical about the validity of the quantity of electrolytes said to be in sports drinks. Sports drinks have been recommended as a way to replace electrolytes lost during exercising. However, orange juice also has electrolytes and these are naturally occurring, not man made. Although water is also a liquid recommended for exercise, it is not used for strenuous exercise because it has no electrolytes. This was all proven during my experiment. My hypothesis: Orange Juice provides more electrolytes than energy drinks, was proved to be true. This leads to my aim of determining which has more electrolytes to replenish the ones you loose as you work out or play sports. The orange juice will replenish your body with much needed ions in a more beneficial way rather than that of processed, flavoured and coloured energy
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