What happens when baking soda is added to vinegar?Write a word equation for this reaction.Name the type of change takes place.

Dear student,

When baking soda is added to vinegar in a test tube, a hissing sound is heard, followed by the bubbles of a gas escaping the test tube. At this stage, if lime water is passed through the test tube, the lime water turns milky, indicating that the gas liberated during the process is carbon dioxide gas. Also, a new substance calcium carbonate is formed.

This can be represented by the following equation:
Vinegar + Baking soda → Carbon dioxide + Other substances
Lime water + Carbon dioxide → Calcium carbonate + Water  

this is a neutralisation reaction.


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