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Vinegar and baking soda
Name: leslie a boen Status: N/A Age: N/A Location: N/A Country: N/A Date: 1999
What do vinegar and baking soda mixed together yield? What is the balanced equation of this reaction?
Vinegar is acetic acid: CH3COOH
Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate: NaHCO3
Mixing the two is simply and acid base reaction.
CH3COOH + NaHCO3 ---> CH3COONa + H2CO3
That last product is carbonic acid which quickly decomposes into carbon dioxide and water:
H2CO3 ---> H2O + CO2
The CO2 is what you see foaming and bubbling in this reaction.
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