According to Steve Spangler Science, mixing vinegar and baking soda starts a chemical reaction that produces carbon dioxide, or CO2, and water. The chemical names of the two ingredients are acetic acid, which is the vinegar, and sodium bicarbonate, which is the baking soda.Continue Reading
When vinegar and baking soda is mixed in a lunch bag or similar container, the carbon dioxide produced fills up the container. The container bursts or “explodes” when there is no more space for the gas in the bag or container.
In Scientific American’s version of the experiment, a film canister gets launched into the atmosphere like a rocket. The gas builds up in the canister until the lack of room pressurizes the closed canister causing it to pop open and fly into the air.Learn more about Solutions & Mixtures
Calcium carbonate reacts with hydrochloric acid to form calcium chloride, water and carbon dioxide. The reaction between these two compounds requires two parts hydrochloric acid to one part calcium chloride. This reaction is fairly rapid and energetic at high concentrations, in large part due to the high affinity of calcium ions for chloride ions.Full Answer >
To wash black hair with baking soda and vinegar, mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water to form a paste. Use about 1 to 3 teaspoons of baking soda depending on your hair length. Apply the mixture to your dry or wet hair. Keep it in your hair for about three minutes, and rinse it out. Finish rinsing with a mixture of 1/4 white or apple cider vinegar to water.Full Answer >
Salt dissolves faster in water than it does in baking soda. Salt and water have a similar polarity to water, which generally increases dissolution speed.Full Answer >
Aquatic plants are able to absorb the carbon dioxide (CO2) they need to make food directly from the water around them through their leaves, just as land plants obtain carbon dioxide from the air. The water provides the nutrients necessary for an aquatic plant to "breathe" underwater.Full Answer >