Mixing in everyday household items like vinegar and baking soda creates a bubbly and foamy reaction, perfect for a mini science experiment at home!
Blow up the balloon to stretch it!
Pour 150ml of vinegar into a bottle or jar
Prep 1 tablespoon of baking soda into balloon
Fun Tip: Use a sharpie to write a secret message on the balloon
*Try your best to keep the baking soda away from the vinegar
Stretch the balloon and place on top of container or bottle
RELEASE the baking soda into the vinegar solution and watch the bubbly reaction take place!
This is an ACID-BASE reaction.
Vinegar = ACID (Acetic Acid)
Baking Soda = BASE (Sodium Bicarbonate)
Combining vinegar and baking soda causes a chemical reaction and produces water, a salt (sodium acetate), and carbon dioxide- which you can see from the inflated balloon filled with bubbles and foam! Those bubbles are capturing all of the releasing carbon dioxide! This is what makes the balloon expand rapidly!
Try using different amounts of baking soda and vinegar and bottles to see what happens!
Add food colouring for a rainbow explosion!