Balloon Blowup Experiment

Wed, Sept 15th

Conducted an acid-base reaction combining sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) into half-filled acetic acid (vinegar) bottles. The formation of carbon dioxide gas blew up our latex balloons!

We were able to demonstrate & discuss with the students important elements of a chemical reaction including reactants and products and their states of matter & the formation of gas buildup as an indicator of a chemical reaction.