Baking Soda and Vinegar Reaction

Why the Bubbles and the Fizz?

One of the most popular questions about baking soda and vinegar is this:

What happens when you mix them together, and why the bubbles appear?

To answer the first question, we give you the video which demonstrates this popular chemical reaction.

In this nice glass, there is a small dose of baking soda (white powder). Then, someone added precise amount of white vinegar, so that resulting foam does not escape the mentioned nice glass, but gets to the very top of it, which is of course pure coincidence impossible to reiterate, but surely worth mentioning.

The background noise is the main-street traffic from near of my flat which I endure on daily basis, but not for long, and this thought is going completely offtopic.

What happens is this: When baking soda and vinegar mix together, a chemical reaction is triggered. This reaction creates sodium acetate, water, and carbon dioxide gas.

When carbon dioxide is released, we see it as a bubbling effect, foam, and fizz. It is always fun to observe.

Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket

baking soda and vinegar rocket

Following one of the most popular questions about baking soda and vinegar from above is the most popular experiment for baking soda and vinegar:

A Rocket.

Basically, it is just a plastic bottle into which you pour some baking soda, and then add vinegar. The resulting mix will serve as a rocket fuel, propeling the bottle up into the air, or into someone you don’t like. There are, of course, various finesses of this experiment which you can google out if interested.

Here is a video with some nice girl which explains and shows how to do it.

Have you tried some experiments with baking soda and vinegar?

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