Introduction: Dancing Spaghetti

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A simple solution to moving pices of spaghetti from bottom to surface

Step 1: Materials You'll Need

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You need the following materials for this experiment:

1- Vinegar

2- Some piece spaghetti with 2 – 3 cm

3- Baking soda

4- Some water

Step 2: How Does Works?

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Pour about 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a glass (a long one is better), then add some water (leave some empty space in glass ) and stir well

Step 3: Add Spaghetti

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Then add 3 or 4 pieces of the spaghetti. You can see the pieces precipitate

Step 4: Watch the Result

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After that add some vinegar (or lime juice) and stir again. Now you see that the pieces of the spaghetti comes to the surface of the solution and after a while goes back to the bottom, and they goes up and down frequently

Step 5: Why Is This Happening?

Carbon dioxide resulting from the reaction carry the pieces of the spaghetti to the surface of water and after a while due to bursting of the bubbles ,the pieces of the spaghetti goes back to the bottom

Comments

artworker (author)2014-05-21

Cool! Exactly by the book as we have studied in school!

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