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Lesson 24: Exploding Bags

DESCRIPTION
Vinegar and baking soda are combined within a plastic bag to initiate a chemical reaction.

OBJECTIVE
This lesson demonstrates the formation of products from reactants during a chemical reaction.

CONTENT TOPICS
Chemical reactions; acids and bases

Lesson 24: Exploding Bags

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LIST OF MATERIALS

  1. Vinegar
  2. Baking soda
  3. Ziploc® bag (zipper lock, quart size)Clear bowls, Ziploc® bags, or small cups
  4. Toilet paper
  5. Measuring cups
  6. Spoons

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HYPOTHESIS

When baking soda and vinegar are combined in a sealed Ziploc® bag, a chemical reaction will occur,
releasing carbon dioxide gas and causing the bag to explode.