HOW TO – Make a vinegar/baking soda grenade

HOW TO – Make a vinegar/baking soda grenade

It sounds menacing, but it’s not – here’s how to make a vinegar/baking soda grenade – Link.

Why does this work? “Ask a scientist” 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.

  • Bubble Bomb–pop a plastic bag with baking soda … – Link.
  • Baking Soda and Vinegar uses – Link.

4 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make a vinegar/baking soda grenade

  1. LetoMorbus says:

    Fun project! We got all needed parts from the kitchen and were outside in minutes.
    Take a look at our video footage on YouTube!

  2. jeff says:

    sad it blew up in my hand!!

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