When baking soda and vinegar combine to form sodium acetate and carbon dioxide, energy is absorbed from the surroundings and the solution gets colder What type of reaction is this?

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2016

#NaHCO_3(aq) + H_3C-CO_2H +Delta rarr Na^+""^(-)O_2C-CH_3+CO_2(g)uarr+H_2O#


This is clearly an endothermic reaction, as it absorbs heat from the surroundings. Energy is expended to break the strongish #O-H# bond of acetic acid. .