Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate

When Citric Acid and Sodium Bicarbonate were mixed, the temperature decreased. This is classified as an endothermic reaction because the temperature decreased. The lowest temperature was 19℃ and the highest temperature was 26℃.

Graph of Experiment

Breakdown of the Reaction

In this reaction, citric acid mixed with water and baking soda produces C6H8O7 + 3NaHCO3 → 3Na + C6H5O7 + 3H2O + 3CO2.

Na = 3  Na= 3

C= 9 C=9

H=  11 H=11

O= 16 O= 16

Cites Used

- Prentice Hall Science Explorer

- http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/c/citric_acid.htm

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