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Old 03-09-2004, 01:43 PM
Dave
 
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Folks;

I added some yeast and baking soda to a DIY CO2 mix that's been hooked up
for a couple of weeks and losing its steam, er, CO2. Upon adding the baking
soda, I got quite a bit of fizz. Knowing the mix is acidic and remembering
experiments in school with eye-piercing vinegar-and-baking-soda-powered
rockets, I'm guessing the fizz is CO2 and that it's safe to hook up the
reanimated mix immediately - yes? Thanks in advance.



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Old 09-09-2004, 07:21 PM
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Dave schrieb in Nachricht ...
Folks;

I added some yeast and baking soda to a DIY CO2 mix that's been hooked up
for a couple of weeks and losing its steam, er, CO2. Upon adding the

baking
soda, I got quite a bit of fizz. Knowing the mix is acidic and remembering
experiments in school with eye-piercing vinegar-and-baking-soda-powered
rockets, I'm guessing the fizz is CO2 and that it's safe to hook up the
reanimated mix immediately - yes? Thanks in advance.

Hi!
I have some difficulties with your english.
Baking soda is NaHCO3. If you add water to it, it gases out CO2, leaving
NaOH in the water. The same is it, if you burn it above 65 centigrade
temperatur. Then you have dry NaOH and CO2 gases out.

cu -
Henry


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Old 10-09-2004, 05:42 PM
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Yes, the product is CO2 but since the yeast is dead there will be
nothing left to fuel the chemical reaction. That means the CO2 you're
getting is a one-shot deal and the mixture will be "dead" again in a
matter of minutes.

"Dave" wrote in message . ..
Folks;

I added some yeast and baking soda to a DIY CO2 mix that's been hooked up
for a couple of weeks and losing its steam, er, CO2. Upon adding the baking
soda, I got quite a bit of fizz. Knowing the mix is acidic and remembering
experiments in school with eye-piercing vinegar-and-baking-soda-powered
rockets, I'm guessing the fizz is CO2 and that it's safe to hook up the
reanimated mix immediately - yes? Thanks in advance.



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