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Minor Versionm

by Procheta Mallik

Introduction

Chemical explosions come in various forms. Here is one that is safe and can be done in your kitchen!

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    • Avoid contact with the vinegar

    • Do not ingest any materials

    • Pour the soda with care

  1. Using a funnel (or folding a paper into a funnel-like shape), pour the soda powder into the balloon.
    • Using a funnel (or folding a paper into a funnel-like shape), pour the soda powder into the balloon.

    • Pour the vinegar into a bottle.

    • Carefully fit the balloon over the bottle opening (be careful not to drop the baking soda into the vinegar yet).

    • Once the balloon is fitted snugly on the nozzle, hold up the balloon and allow the soda to fall into the vinegar.

    • Observe the chemical reaction and effect on the balloon

    • Make sure the balloon is air-tight on the bottle

    • Quantity of vinegar is insufficient

    • For how long does the balloon inflate? Can you estimate its volume?

    • What do you expect to happen if you reduce the amount of soda by half?

    • What will happen if you reduce the volume of vinegar by half, but still use all the 5g of soda?

    • Can you note down the reaction (even in words) and guess what gas is produced?

    • Note that vinegar is acetic acid (CH3COOH) and soda is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)

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