My textbook gives many examples of sweetening agents. For Alitame it says its 2000 times sweeter than cane sugar. Aspartame is 100 times sweeter than sugar.
I am wondering how they quantify sweetness?

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    $\begingroup$ Dilute the compound until you can't tell it from pure water, then check the concentration. $\endgroup$ Feb 21 '17 at 7:40
  • $\begingroup$ But that measures the intensity not sweetness right? Maybe Aspartame isnt really all that sweet but the intensity is very high? $\endgroup$ Feb 21 '17 at 7:58
  • $\begingroup$ What's the distinction between the two? $\endgroup$ Feb 21 '17 at 8:04

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