# Best answer: What happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar in a bottle with a balloon?

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Explain to your child that mixing vinegar and baking soda created a reaction — a gas, carbon dioxide. As the carbon dioxide fills the bottle, it then moves into the balloon to inflate it.

## What happens if you put baking soda and vinegar in a balloon?

SCIENCE: When baking soda and vinegar are mixed together, it creates a gas called carbon dioxide. The gas begins to expand in the bottle and starts to inflate the balloon. The more gas that is created, the larger the balloon will inflate.

## Will the balloon size grow bigger if more vinegar is in the bottle?

Both changes occur because new substances are created during the chemical reaction. The size of the balloon gives an estimate of the amount of gas produced in the reaction. If you want a bigger balloon you should use more baking soda and vinegar because then more carbon dioxide gas will be produced.

## Does vinegar and baking soda make balloons float?

The vinegar and the baking soda mix together to make an acid-base reaction. The reaction creates carbon dioxide gas that bubbles up from the mixture. The gas expands up and out of the bottle and inflates the balloon. … (So no, these balloons definitely don’t float!)

## How much vinegar and baking soda do you put in a balloon?

Put the balloon flat on a table and hold it while your child uses the marker to draw a smiley face on the balloon. Pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the empty water bottle. Use a small spoon and carefully add baking soda into the balloon until it’s about 1/4 full.

## What gas is released when you mix baking soda and vinegar?

When you combine the solid (baking soda) and the liquid (vinegar), the chemical reaction creates a gas called carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is invisible, except as the bubbles of gas you may have noticed when the vinegar and baking soda mixture began to fizz.

## Does the mass change when vinegar reacts with baking soda?

The mass remains the same before the reaction and after. A chemical reaction takes place when vinegar and baking soda are mixed. … If the carbon dioxide gas is contained, the mass of the substances will stay the same according to the Law of Conservation of Mass. If the gas is allowed to escape, the mass will be less.

## Why do baking soda react differently in vinegar?

They react because one is a base while the other is an acid. … In our case, baking soda is sodium bicarbonate (a base) and vinegar is diluted acetic acid. When they react to release the OH and H to become water, they also release carbon dioxide.

## What combination of vinegar and baking soda creates the biggest eruption?

Adding vinegar to baking soda gives you an immediate reaction. Adding baking soda to vinegar, the reaction is delayed, but then fizzes the same amount. More vinegar is better. A 12 to 1 ratio of vinegar to baking soda caused a fizzing explosion!

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## Can you make a balloon float without helium?

Because Helium gas is lighter than air, but it is not the only gas we can fill the balloon, we may use hydrogen gas as well. The density of hydrogen gas is 1/2th of the mass of helium gas so we can consider it to make a floating balloon. … This is another way to make a floating balloon that doesn’t use Helium gas.