What is the balanced equation for baking soda and vinegar?
CH3COOH+NaHCO3 -> H2O+NaOCOCH3+CO2
Baking soda will react chemically with vinegar, so cleaning a vinegar spill with baking soda will, if sufficient baking soda is applied, react with all the vinegar and completely eliminate all that vinegar and its smell. The "active ingredient" in vinegar is acetic acid, which is CH3COOH, and its mixed in with water. Baking soda is NaHCO3. The reaction is as follows: CH3COOH + NaHCO3 => NaC2H3O2 + H2CO3
The reaction that happens from mixing vinegar and baking soda is caused from the chemical reaction between the acetic acid (CH3COOH) in vinegar and the sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) in baking soda. The reaction forms sodium acetate (NaCH3COO), water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The chemical equation is as follows: CH3COOH + NaHCO3 -> NaCH3COO + H2O + CO2