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Topic: Is there a catalyst for the reaction of acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate?  (Read 7170 times)

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Offline Zen00

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Hey all, this isn't for a class or anything. I'm just wondering for some experimenting on my own, is there a catalyst for this reaction?

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Re: Is there a catalyst for the reaction of acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 09:42:22 PM »
I've been told that if you actually put volcano ash into your vinegar/baking soda volcano that it will catalyze the reaction :)

seriously, though, how much faster do you want it to go?
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Re: Is there a catalyst for the reaction of acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 02:18:10 PM »
I don't really know, I just wanted a safe reaction to show kids, that I could catalyze to show the effects of catalysts.

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Re: Is there a catalyst for the reaction of acetic acid and sodium bicarbonate?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 03:42:26 PM »
Cigarette ash (or better MnO2) and hydrogen peroxide.
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