The Baking Soda & Vinegar Reaction

Dan Kohler breaks down the science behind it.

Baking Soda & Vinegar in Plastic Bag

(Directions: Fold 2 tablespoons baking soda into a tissue. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into a ziploc bag. Drop the tissue bomb into the bag and zip it quickly. Put the bag on the ground and watch it inflate and burst).

Baking Soda & Vinegar Ice Cubes

(Directions: Mix a few cups of water with one cup of baking soda and pour this into an ice cube tray. Freeze completely. When the ice cubes are ready, drop them into water glasses with room temperature vinegar. What happens? Then try the same thing – but this time, put baking soda ice cubes into a pot of boiling vinegar)

To unclog a clogged drain:

(Directions: Pour 1 cup soda, then 1 cup vinegar, down a clogged drain. Cover it with a wet cloth, wait 5 minutes, uncover, and flush with 2 quarts of steaming-hot water. You can also use this method a way to keep your drain running smoothly).

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