“Homemade fizzy drink” experiment

How to make soda at home in 30 seconds

This ex­per­i­ment is awe­some – not only are you study­ing a chem­i­cal process, but you also get a glass of re­fresh­ing soda as a re­ward! This is a 100% DIY ex­per­i­ment!

Safe­ty pre­cau­tions

Per­form this ex­per­i­ment un­der adult su­per­vi­sion.

Reagents and equip­ment:

  • lemon;
  • bak­ing soda;
  • sug­ar;
  • glass;
  • wa­ter.

Step-by-step in­struc­tions

Sprin­kle a tea­spoon of bak­ing soda into a glass, add sug­ar to taste, squeeze a lemon into the con­coc­tion, and add wa­ter. The soda is ready!

Pro­cess­es de­scrip­tion

Lemon juice con­tains a num­ber of acids, most­ly cit­ric acid. These acids re­act with bak­ing soda to form car­bon diox­ide. As car­bon diox­ide dis­solves poor­ly in wa­ter, it is grad­u­al­ly re­leased in the form of bub­bles, mak­ing the drink fizzy.