1
$\begingroup$

i mean we have SPECTROSCOPY to stablish what molecules make a compound

and also we have advanced chemistry

so why is SO HARD to find the formula of coca cola ? simply buy a bottle examine it to check what molecules or ingredients have and copy it :D

but why is so hard ?

$\endgroup$
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ A rough analogy would be that, unless you are an expert baker, knowing a fancy cake contains flour, sugar, and salt won't get you very far. I think this is a great question at its core, but probably needs to be narrowed down a bit. $\endgroup$ – jonsca Mar 4 '16 at 12:23
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Related question: Why is the recipe of Coca Cola still a secret? $\endgroup$ – Nicolau Saker Neto Mar 4 '16 at 12:24
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ I think this might be a full-on duplicate @NicolauSakerNeto, but I'll see what other people think. I did not remember we had that question. $\endgroup$ – jonsca Mar 4 '16 at 12:32