The sought to determine the effects of mixing various levels .
of acids and bases to see which combination would have the .
most explosive reaction, and measure the resulting pH .
levels. I did this by testing an assortment of different pH .
levels of acids and bases, mixing them together and .
measuring the results. Most of the experiments resulted in .
a pH neutral solution, except for the Sulfuric Acid and the .
Sodium Hydroxide. By far, the Sulfuric Acid was the most .
explosive, followed by the Citric and Acetic acid.
The project I am doing has to do with the mixing of acids .
and bases with assorted pH levels and recording the results. .
The pH levels are a scale of 0-14 that measure the acidity .
or base content of a chemical. I became interested in this .
project when I first experimented with the "Volcano" project .
a few years ago. I wanted to investigate why this happened, .
how it happened, and see if I could make it better. .
If you have done the Volcano project, you would know that .
you use more vinegar than you do baking soda, but you might .
not know how much more. I looked up the chemical compounds .
and names of some common household items, then tested their .
pH levels. I was going to try to prove that this project .
can be used with different chemicals, different pH levels, .
and different amounts. I would show the ideal combinations .
of acids and bases that would give off this mild explosion. .
My conclusion could help people in the future who are doing .
the Volcano project, and want to get a more exciting .
Here is how I did my experiment. First I formed my .
hypothesis, and I thought how I should go about doing it. I .
decided to use Vinegar (Acetic Acid) and Baking Soda (Sodium .
Bicarbonate.) I used these because they are the basic and .
well know chemicals used in the "Volcano" project, which is .
a bubbling, fizzing foam caused by mixing almost any amount .
of Vinegar and Baking Soda.