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Postby Dev » Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:39 pm

WHY THE HELL DO I WANT TO KNOW WHY AN EXPLOSION OCCURS WHEN MIXING BAKING SODA AND VINEGAR? DAMN! I HATE 6TH GRADE. AND THEN IT'S GOING TO BE WORSE IN MY FUTURE GRADES. DAMN.
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Postby Evlfrost » Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:08 pm

NaHCO3 (Sodium bicarbonate or 'baking soda') + CH3COOH (Acetic acid or 'vinegar') ----> NaCH3COO (Sodium acetate) + H20 (water) +C02 (Carbon dioxide).

The reaction is your typical acid/base reaction.

Acid (Acetic) + Base (Sodium bicarbonate) ----> Salt (Sodium acetate) + water (H20).

So the end result is not that it explodes, you just have a gas formation (CO2), which will want to dissipate upwards.
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Postby Dev » Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:36 pm

Heh, i already finished. I found out it wasn't really an explosion, it ws just gas pressure.
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