By Alex, 11/12/2018

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Instant acid-base soda

Experiments | Chemistry | Instant acid-base soda
Instant acid-base soda

About this science experiment

In this experiment we'll learn about what happens when an acid is neutralized by a base. And we'll get to taste it, too!

Materials

  • Purified water
  • Lemon
  • Baking soda
  • Cup
  • Sugar
  • Ice

Procedure

  1. Fill your cup with the purified water. Your cup should be tall enough so that it's filled about half way.


  2. Squeeze all the juice from the lemon into the cup.


  3. Add the sugar to the cup.


  4. Add the ice cubes to your concoction. If you taste your concoction now, you'll notice that it's not quite as sweet as lemonade. But we'll fix this in a bit. (How do you think?)


  5. Stir in the baking soda, and watch the bubbles form. This step not only creates carbon dioxide, but also neutralizes some of the lemon juice's citric acid.


  6. Take a sip of your instant acid-base soda. What do you think?


Analysis and Conclusion

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