Sugar rush

Sugar+rush

Angela Ahern

Safe behind her goggles, junior Kaitlin Inganna watches sugar rise out of its container during an exothermic reaction. “No one was able to touch the sugar due to the fact that it was so hot it could’ve burnt your finger prints off,” junior Taylor Kelley said. The reaction came from adding sulfuric acid to household table sugar: the acid’s pH was so high that it actually burned the sugar.