What can you do with baking soda for fun?

What science experiment can you do with baking soda?

If you only try one baking soda science project, make a baking soda and vinegar volcano. You can color the liquid to make the volcano erupt “lava” or go with the original white eruption. The baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) reacts with vinegar (dilute acetic acid, a weak acid), to form water and carbon dioxide gas.

What does Coke and baking soda do?

The chemical reaction has one acidic element (Coke) and the other (baking soda) acts as a base. The carbonate in the baking soda reacts with the hydrogen in Coca-Cola to create hydrogen carbonate. This then very quickly breaks down into water and carbon dioxide. It is this carbon dioxide that causes the explosion.

What happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda?

The reaction is: Sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid reacts to carbon dioxide, water and sodium acetate. The solid baking soda was placed in liquid vinegar producing carbon dioxide gas, which is evident because of the formation of bubbles in the foaming mixture.

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Does the egg in vinegar experiment work?

If you soak an egg in vinegar the eggshell will absorb the acid and break down, or dissolve. The calcium carbonate will become carbon dioxide gas, which will go into the air. What is left is the soft tissue that lined the inside of the eggshell. It will bounce!

What can you mix with baking soda to make it explode Besides vinegar?

Instead of using vinegar, use ketchup with baking soda. This is perfect for a volcano effect because the ketchup is already the right color. You can also add liquid dish soap to create more bubbles and foam in the eruption.

What is the best ratio of baking soda to vinegar?

Always keep the ratio one-part baking soda to two parts vinegar.

What can you add to Coke to make it explode?

Step 1: Remove the lid from the Diet Coke and set it the bottle of soda on a flat surface.

  1. Step 2: Roll the paper into a tube around a pack of Mentos mints, tape it into place and pull it off of the roll of mints.
  2. Step 3: Hold your finger over one end of the paper tube and have your child fill it up with Mentos mints.

What can you mix with Coca Cola to make it explode?

Transform an ordinary day into an extraordinary one by combining Diet Coke and Mentos to create a spectacular soda fountain. Kids love watching (and doing) this fun, easy chemical reaction that combines two delicious ingredients to create a geyser of carbon dioxide bubbles.

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