I know xylitol in water is an endothermic reaction. The temperature of water drops when xylitol is added.
When xylitol is added in high concentration, the temperature of the water drops fast (for example, from 33 °C to 28 °C), but then increases a couple of degrees before slowly dropping once again.
But if xylitol is added at lower concentration, the temperature drop is more gradual and no temperature increase is seen. Why the difference in temperature behavior between high and low concentration xylitol?
The other question I have is when xylitol dissolves in water, what does it break down into and why does the temperature drop (explain in layman's terms)?