# Can you stand on a soda can?

## Can you stand on a soda can?

When the can is empty, it will crumble under you as soon as you put weight on it. Your body is similar to a can. It will crumble when conditions allow. The goal is to make you more like a full, unopened can that can hold shape under heavy weight and less like an opened, empty can that will crumble.

## How much does an empty can of soda weigh?

Now (2016) empty aluminum 12 oz soda cans weigh about 0.5 ounce (14.7 gram).

How many pounds of force to open a soda can?

The pressure inside the can will be roughly 17 psig (pounds per square inch, gauge) above atmospheric pressure. If you let the can warm up on the counter so its temperature increases to 70 F or so, the pressure inside the can will have increased to about 36 psig.”

### How much force can a can withstand?

An all aluminum can will support 210 pounds before collapsing, a one-piece tin plated steel can can support 335 pounds before collapsing and a seamed steel can will support 645 pounds before collapsing.

### How much pressure does a 12 ounce soda bottle hold?

On average, the 12 ounce soda cans sold in the US tend to have a pressure of roughly 120 kPa when canned at 4 °C, and 250 kPa when stored at 20 °C. Specifically, a refrigerated can of 7UP® contains 210 kPa of pressure. On the other hand, Pepsi- Cola ® contains 276 kPa at approximately 16 °C. Does shaking soda increase pressure?

How is the shape of a soda can?

The modern soda can can hold beverages at pressures up to six atmospheres, yet is less than a tenth of a millimeter thick. We take for granted that soda cans are cylindrical – the shape is easy to hold and the cans stack well on top of each other. But how did today’s can design become standard?

## How big of a can can hold liquid?

Modern aluminum cans are less than a tenth of a millimeter thick, yet hold liquid at up to 90 pounds per square inch (about six times regular atmospheric pressure).

## What is the tab on a soda can?

The modern soda can also incorporates a small tab that opens the top of the can without detaching itself. Today this feature is ubiquitous, but until the 1970s, cans featured a pull-tab that came off of the can, and beaches were often littered with discarded pull-tabs.