Steve Spangler Science: Chemistry Rocket (Acid/Base Reaction)

The classic combination of vinegar and baking soda launches a homemade, table-top rocket.

When you think of mixing vinegar and baking soda, you probably recall homemade volcano demonstrations at school and wonderful, stinking messes in the kitchen sink at home.  Don’t let these common experiences put you off of the true potential of this classic acid/base reaction. With the Chemistry Rocket activity, you’ll see just how explosive and exciting the combination of these simple components can be in the right setting.


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