Here follow my instructions for the turn off a candle with air experiment. This is a really cool trick where it seems like you turn off the candlelight with an empty jug. But is that really the case?
Remember to start the experiment with a hypothesis, what do you think will happen?
Instructions for parents: Read this first.
When mixing vinegar and baking soda, a chemical reaction starts that creates carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is heavier than air and will therefore not disappear from the jug.
To keep a fire alive there are three things are required:
When you pour carbon dioxide over the light, it no longer gets any oxygen and will, therefore, be extinguished.
To see others do the experiment look at this video:
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