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  • Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiments

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    April 20th, 2009CTChemistry

    Yo Kidz, it has been some time i have not written any cool experiments.

    Wanna know why?

    I drank too much root beer. But, that gives me an idea to create a cool experiments.

    Without talking too much, lets get to the materials required:-
    1. A botol of Food colouring (we just need a few drops, red color will do just fine)
    2. A botol of Vinegar
    3. Some baking soda
    4. Dish cleaner or dish detergent, what ever u wanna call it
    5. Water off course ;P
    6. A cup for our experiment
    7. U might need a spoon…

    Hey mom... I need a cup please

    Hey...mom I need a cup please

    A step by step guide for our experiments:-
    1. Ok, I know A & W use glass cup for their root beers. But, due to safety reason I used a plastic cup instead. Remember don’t even drink the root beer in our experiments. Pour water into the cup. U might want to leave some room for your root beer foam.
    Left Some Space For Foam

    Left Some Space For Foam

    2 Put a few drops of the dish detergent liquid
    Add a few drops of dish detergent liquid

    Add a few drops of dish detergent liquid

    3. Since we are making our own root beer. We should add a few drops of food colouring to the water.
    Our Root Beer Is Almost Done!

    Our Root Beer Is Almost Done!

    4. Put 2 table spoon of baking soda into the solution a.k.a our root beer.
    One...Two...

    One...Two...

    5. Open up your botol of vinegar and ready for action. Now, pour in the vinegar and our root beer is done. Watch out, the foam might over flow. If nothing happen don’t cry, no worry. We can fix it. Just use the spoon to stir the baking soda.
    The moment of truth...

    The moment of truth...

    6. Root beer is served ;P
    Root Beer Is Served ;P

    Root Beer Is Served ;P

    Opps...

    Opps...

    Explanations:-

    The foam flowing up the cup was due to the reaction between baking soda (a base) and the vineger (an acid). Once a base and an acid react, it will release carbon dioxide. The reaction of releasing carbon dioxide pushes the foam upwards thus making our root beer foam. The role of dish washer was to create the foam without the dish washer we won’t the foam for our root beer. If we just mix the baking soda (base) and vineger (acid), we will witness something like when we pour a can of Coke into a cup with some sizzzzzzzzz sound.

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