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Status: student
Age: 14
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Date: Around 1999

If we breath out carbon dioxide, why dosen't it react with everything, like vinegar and baking soda

Hi Ann,

I'm not sure I understand your question. Vinegar and baking soda react to produce carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide from that reaction doesn't react with other things (at least not much).

Of course, plants use carbon dioxide as a source of carbon for growth, releasing the oxygen so that we can breathe it again. Also, some CO2 reacts with (dissolves in) water (such as lakes and oceans) to form carbonic acid (very weak!).

I hope this helps.

Greg Bradburn

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