Experiments

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Purpose & Overview

It must be a familiar sight for those who have left a wine glass with a bit of wine standing overnight: wine crystals. Those are the little grains at the bottom of you glass, when the wine has dried up overnight. Its also possible to find them already in the wine itself, they are usually called 'wine diamonds' by the connoisseur. the question is ofcourse, what are these 'diamonds'? This experiment will show you that.

To find out what kind of juwels there are in wine, the following has to be done:

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What You Need

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Theory

Wine contains a lot of chemicals that can form crystals and are present in a big enough ammount. Those chemicals are: sugar, vitamin c, tartaric acid, lactic acid, malic acid, citric acid, acetic acid, sorbic acid en succinic acid.

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Procedure

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Results

To be continued...

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Conclusion

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Extra

To be continued...

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Sources

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.