Sucrose Case Study

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3. Issues in perception: a. Which is sweeter, fructose or sucrose? Is this true over the entire concentration range? Looking at our data fructose was rated as being more intensely sweet most of the time, however there are some points in our data plot that suggest otherwise. The categorical scale for rating sucrose and fructose shows for equal percentages of sucrose and fructose, fructose was rated as sweeter every time. However, when we look at the magnitude scale we see that at 5% concentration fructose and sucrose were rated to be about the same sweetness and at 10% concentration fructose and sucrose had the exact same average sweetness intensity score. Although we have a few point in our data that might suggest that fructose is not necessarily…show more content…
This is because a 5% concentration of sucrose has a molarity of 0.000146M while a 5% concentration of fructose has a molarity of 0.000278M. Although they have the same concentration percent they have different Molarities because they have different molecular weights. This makes it more difficult to see that fructose is sweeter than sucrose because they have different x variables. b. Which type of plot makes more sense from a business point of view? The plot that used percentages for the concentration of fructose and sucrose makes more sense for a business point of view because someone working in the business sector might not understand molarity as easily as percentages. Percentages neatly explain the amount of sweetness in a way that is easy for everyone to understand so it would be much easier to present data to a conference or business meeting. c. Which plot makes more sense from a chemical/stoichiometric point of view? The plots that used molarity as for the concentration of fructose and sucrose make more sense from a chemical/stoichiometric point of view because with these plots we would be able to see exactly what measurable amount of fructose and sucrose would be

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