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Group 2

Activity no. 3

The Moving Mothballs

Score:

1/27/2015

Objectives:
1. Observe the movement of mothballs inside the solution.
2. See the buoyancy of the mothballs in different chemical reactions.
Answers:
1.
After several minutes, carbon dioxide was the compound formed around the mothballs.
2.
Before the vinegar was placed in the solution, the mothballs were producing bubbles
inside the solution. After the vinegar was placed, the mothballs floated and it kept on moving on
top of the solution.
3.
The mothballs were sinking because there was no more carbon dioxide left in the solution.
Conclusion:
Chemical reactions can also affect the buoyancy of a certain compound inside a solution. In
the reaction of baking soda and vinegar, carbon dioxide was formed. It caused the floating and
movement of the mothballs on top of the solution.