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suttle
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Why is there a chemical reaction when you mix lemon, dishwashing liquid, and baking soda?

Why is there a chemical reaction when you mix lemon, dishwashing liquid, and baking soda?
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> 60 days ago

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bob
bob , Parent writes:
I have not tried this triple combination specifically, but if you mix lemon juice with baking soda, you will get a reaction that releases carbon dioxide as a gas which causes bubbles.  This is the same reaction you get with baking soda and vinegar - it's just that you're using lemon juice (citric acid) as the acid.  Below is a URL that has a decent short description of the chemical reaction.

If you mix liquid soap, the change in surface tension of the liquid will cause bigger bubbles to form, but the chemical reaction is the same.

So this becomes like blowing soap bubbles, except that the lemon juice and baking soda reacting to create carbon dioxide replaces your breath.

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Kkuntz
Kkuntz writes:
Because lemons are acidic and baking soda is a base. When the two come together they create a reaction.
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