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Science: An acid and base experiment to try in your kitchen

Did you know that Lisburn Museum runs science workshops throughout the year? You can try many of these at home!  We call this ‘kitchen science’, as you can find many of the items you need in your food cupboard.

Did you know that you can make a a dramatic chemical reaction by mixing two common items together, bicarbonate of soda (a BASE) and vinegar (an ACID).  Acids and bases can neutalise each other.  If you would like to have a go at this experiment at home you will need:

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

1 tablespoon of white vinegar

1 egg cup or other small cup or bowl

How to:

Pour the bicarbonate of soda into the egg cup

Pour in the vinegar

Observe the reaction!

The bubbley fizzing happens because the BASE and ACID create CARBON DIOXIDE when they combine!

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