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Vernier Software and Technology
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Cool Reaction!

Introduction

Have you ever mixed vinegar and baking soda? It’s fun to watch, but did you know that the reaction between the two is actually a chemical reaction that produces gas and changes temperature, too? The gas it produces is carbon dioxide, CO2, and the temperature changes. 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.

Additional Requirements

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

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 5 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

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