Decoding the chemicals in our food puzzle

Green circle on a black backgoundAndré Dumais’s classroom submission from Hearst High School in Hearst, Ontario and Curt Peters from Kristi Deaver’s Honors Chemistry class at Ankeny Centennial High School in Ankeny, Iowa were selected for having the correct answers to the contest in our October 2016 issue. Each student and their teacher will win a bottle of Glow-in-the-Dark pigment donated by Educational Innovations.

Chemical Formula
sucrose C1222O11
citric acid C6H8O7
sodium chloride NaCl
ammonium bicarbonate NH4HCO3
ferric phosphate [iron(III) phosphate] FePO4
calcium carbonate CaCO3
zinc oxide ZnO
folic acid C19H19N7O6
fructose C6H12O6
glycerin C3H8O3
magnesium stearate Mg(C18H35O2)2
potassium iodide KI
phosphoric acid H3PO4
potassium phosphate K3PO4
sodium bicarbonate NaHCO3