Balloon Reaction Lab Report

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Title: THE BALLOON INFLATION REACTION

Introduction: Chemistry is one thing that makes us understand and gives us reasons of why certain reactions gives certain results. In this experiment we will be illustrating the reaction between baking powder and vinegar and see what happens to the balloon that is attached to it. Hypothetically the reaction of the vinegar and baking powder will produce carbon dioxide which will inflate the balloon. If the more vinegar may happen that when more vinegar is added to the baking powder it may produce more carbon dioxide thus the balloons diameter increases. This reaction is an acid base reaction thus results expected to show some carbon dioxide.

Method: A 20ml vinegar is poured in the 250ml bottle. A funnel is used to pour 3g of baking powder in the balloon by sticking the funnel in the neck of the balloon to easily allow the baking powder inside without it spilling on the sides. Slowly but surely the balloon is placed on the mouth of the bottle by stretching it gentle so that it does not tear. A 10cm string is used to tie the balloon on mouth of bottle so that air may not intrude and no air formed be lost. Then the balloon is lifted up so that the baking soda runs into bottle to react with the vinegar inside. Immediately the balloon is inflated by the carbon dioxide formed. The baking soda is kept constant when the experiment is repeated for another different amount of vinegar.

Results/Findings When sodium bicarbonate and vinegar mix,

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