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Hooked on science: Balloon blow-up
What happens when you mix vinegar with baking soda? It creates a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide gas that will blow up a balloon. Make sure an adult is present.
* Baking soda
* Bottle with a narrow neck
STEP 1: Using a funnel, add 3 teaspoons of baking soda to each balloon.
STEP 2: Fill each bottle 1/3 full with vinegar
STEP 3: Without dropping in the baking soda, fit the balloon over the bottle opening
STEP 4: Hold up the balloon and let the baking soda fall into the vinegar
STEP 5: Watch as the baking soda mixes with the vinegar to make carbon dioxide gas and blow up the balloon.
When you mixed the baking soda with the vinegar you caused a chemical reaction that created carbon dioxide gas. The carbon dioxide gas caused the balloon to expand.
Jason Lindsey is a Science Outreach Educator for the Bootheel Youth Museum. Check out his Web site "Hooked On Science" at hookedonscience.org.