Greetings! You already know how much I love fizz, and today we get to use a lot—and I mean a lot—of fizz. I feel fizztastic just thinking about it, and you should too! So gather all the scientists in your house and get ready for another fun-filled fizzy experiment.
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“Dr. Fizzlebop, what’s happening?”
Did you know that baking soda is considered a base (a compound that can neutralize an acid or react with an acid to form a salt) and vinegar is an acid (a chemical substance that can neutralize or dissolve some substances)? When baking soda and vinegar mix, they cause a chemical reaction—the reaction between the base and the acid creates carbon dioxide gas. And because gas expands, it fills the bottle, but the bottle’s sides don’t grow with the gas. The excess gas goes up into the balloon, causing it to inflate.
Collecting Your Family’s Data
How quickly did the chemical reaction start once the base and acid were combined?
Did the balloon expand to different sizes when you used different amounts of baking soda? If yes, write down your measurement of the balloon’s size every time you used a different amount of baking soda.
Share your answers in the comments below.
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