Blowing up Balloons with Chemical Reactions

BY: Mister C
last updated 03/09/2018
Blowing up Balloons with Chemical Reactions

Blowing up balloons isn't only easy, but it also can help you explore chemical reactions!

Blowing up Balloons with Chemical Reactions

Chemical Reaction Party Balloons

Birthday celebrations are all about balloons and having fun!  Next time you’re having a birthday bash, wait for the participants to join you and allow them to blow up the balloons.  Instead of blowing up the balloons with your breath, grab some baking soda, vinegar, a bottle and some balloons to get this party started!

Blowing up balloons with baking soda and vinegar isn’t only easy, but it also can help you explore chemical reactions!  When vinegar and baking soda are first mixed together, hydrogen ions in the vinegar react with the sodium and bicarbonate ions in the baking soda.  Carbonic acid is formed as a result of the reaction and immediately begins to decompose into water and carbon dioxide gas. 


  • Empty water/soda bottles
  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Balloons

Take this common demonstration and turn it into an experiment and allow your party goers to try different amounts of vinegar and baking soda. Does more ingredients equal a larger amount of air filling your balloons?  Before you know it, you’ll have party balloons all over the place and the reaction….priceless!

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