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Heating water

  1. Mar 24, 2010 #1
    Ok so I have some vinegar and Bicarb and want to generate an exothermic reaction, but just mixing them produces co2 in an endothermic reaction! How can I do this? Thank you.
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  3. Mar 24, 2010 #2
    Ok I have an idea, Mixing bicarb and vinegar produces sodium acetate solution in water. Concentrating this by boiling off the water and then maybe making a handwarmer type solution ... supersaturated sodium acetate solution and then cause it to crystalise to heat the water? Could it work using basic lab equipment?
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