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Date: 1999 


Question:
Explain the chemical reaction when baking soda and vineger are mixed.



Replies:
Acid/base neutralization:

HC2H3O2 (acetic acid) + HCO3- (bicarbonate ion) ----> H
H2CO3 (carbonic acid) + C2H3O2- (acetate ion)

H2CO3 -----> H2O + CO2

The foaming is the liberation of CO2 gas when carbonic acid dissociates.

-Joe Schultz



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