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Offline livingod101

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What gas is inside Bell Peppers?
« on: 18/07/2008 16:55:41 »
Do anyone know what compound of air mixture is inside a bell pepper before it is broken?  Is is the same air as the surrounding atmosphere or is it something else.


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What gas is inside Bell Peppers?
« Reply #1 on: 15/10/2008 19:43:23 »
Maybe methane, air, oxygen, and co 2...???
 

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What gas is inside Bell Peppers?
« Reply #2 on: 20/10/2008 04:56:49 »
Hmmm... if I had to guess... probably the same air as the surrounding atmosphere.
 

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What gas is inside Bell Peppers?
« Reply #3 on: 20/10/2008 13:36:30 »
Or the similar gases from the air and temperature that the
Bell Peppers were grown in as they breathe in through the skins of this vegetable as it's part of the Chilli family.
 

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What gas is inside Bell Peppers?
« Reply #4 on: 20/10/2008 20:02:52 »
This vegetable is a fruit.

Like most living things it is largely water and since oxygen, nitrogen and CO2 can all dissolve in water, my guess is that the gas in a pepper is pretty close to ordinary air (saturated with water). There is some chance that respiration removes some of the O2 leaving CO2. For green peppers the effect of photosynthesis might be to reverse this and enrich the gas with oxygen.

All I need now is the right sort of GC, a few peppers and a research grant.
 

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What gas is inside Bell Peppers?
« Reply #5 on: 20/10/2008 21:50:51 »
And you get to eat the results, too.
 

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