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Cool Reaction! The Reaction of Baking Soda and Vinegar

Introduction

Have you ever mixed vinegar and baking soda? It’s fun to watch, but did you know that it is actually a chemical reaction that produces gas and changes temperature, too? The gas it produces is carbon dioxide, CO2, and the temperature change is what we are going to study in this activity. Does the temperature go up or down? We will soon find out!

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Produce a reaction between baking soda and vinegar.
  • Measure the changing temperature of a reaction.
  • Make observations.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

See all standards correlations for Investigating Temperature »

Investigating Temperature

See other experiments from the lab book.

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2Why Do We Need Thermometers?
3Celsius or Fahrenheit. What's the Difference?
4Getting it Just Right!
5The Temperature Probe Spends the Night
6Hold Everything! Comparing Insulators
7Keepin' it Cool! Design Your Own Thermos
8I'm Melting! Water Changes States
9Solid, Liquid, Gas: Water Can Do it All!
10Cool Reaction! The Reaction of Baking Soda and Vinegar

Experiment 10 from Investigating Temperature Lab Book

<i>Investigating Temperature</i> book cover

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