• Question: how does vinigar react to baking powder

    Asked by bigballs2 to Sheila, Piyush, Natalia, Gary, Dimitar on 9 Nov 2018.
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      Gary answered on 9 Nov 2018:


      Vinegar is acidic, which means it has too many positive Hydrogen ions. Baking powder is base, which means it has too few positive Hydrogen ions. When you mix the two together, the two substances try to balance out their Hydrogen ions. In order for this to work, the baking soda needs to get rid of Carbon Dioxide which is released as a gas. This is the reaction that you see which can cause a bag to pop if you mix the two inside it.

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