Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Candle Science: Carbon Dioxide and Combustion

These are the materials: vinegar and baking soda, and a lit candle (any candle will do!).

The vinegar and baking soda react to produce carbon dioxide gas (carbonic acid in the old days).

Important facts about carbon dioxide that are demonstrated: carbon dioxide will not support combustion and it is heavier than air.

1 comment:

Deb said...

Please keep posting these, they're fun!