Question by  Snood (55)

What are physical and chemical reactions of vinegar and baking soda?


Answer by  apsaras (408)

Vinegar (acetic acid) is an acid, while baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is a base. When mixed they first undergo a neutralization reaction to give sodium acetete and carbonic acid. The unstable carbonic acid then decomposes into carbon dioxide and water. The carbon dioxide produced is responsible for the bubbling observed.


Answer by  SpaceMunkee (245)

Vingar (Acetic acid) and Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate) react to create sodium acetate and H2CO3. The H2CO3 is unstable, and quickly breaks down in CO2 and water.


Answer by  chemteach (100)

Vinegar (HC2H3O2) combined with baking soda (NaHCO3) produce carbon dioxide gas, water, and aqueous sodium acetate, NaC2H3O2. Physical observations include agressive bubbles of gas and a decrease in temperature.

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