Museum of Science and Industry


Create Gas

Step 6 of 6: What's happening?

When you combined the solid (baking soda) and the liquid (vinegar), the chemical reaction created a gas called carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is invisible, except as the bubbles of gas you may have noticed when the vinegar and baking soda mixture began to fizz. This gas is what made the balloon inflate.


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  • through November 30:
    Monday - Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Friday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Open daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas
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Museum of Science+Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637
1 (773) 684-1414
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