Not inspired by the thread about how to add carbonation, but because I prefer my colas flat. (Just one of the quirks that make me amusing , I choose to believe.)
Other than by opening a can of pop (soda–terms to be used interchangeably) and leaving it for many hours, and other than by shaking it up or dropping in a tube of Mentos, is there an easy, non-taste-altering way to remove most or all of the carbonation from my Coke, Pepsi, or RC?
I was under the impression that the CO2 stays in solution because of pressure; that in canning, the pressure inside the can was above atmospheric pressure and that’s why the can would eventually go flat after being opened. But if this was the case, then applying a vacuum to a newly-opened can should cause it to flatten out faster. A few experiments seem to disprove this theory.
It’s Monday morning, I didn’t get enough sleep, and I’d like to caffeinate with an ice-cold, but flat, can of pop. While I’m cursing the school system that never had me take a chemistry class, I’d like to hear any suggestions that could lead to a solution. A solution with no carbon dioxide, that is. If the result doesn’t require metal fabrication and won’t make a story for the thread about “Things you don’t want in your obituary,” (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=573788
)so much the better.