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Demonstrating the effect of CO2 on global warming

2:00pm-3:00pm on Friday 2 April

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

The aim of this activity is to explore the effect of greenhouse gases on global warming.

In the experiment, we have two flasks heated equally by a heating element. The main difference is that one of these flasks contain air, while the other is full of CO2. The CO2 is provided through a simple reaction between vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. In the absence of CO2, the two flasks reach the same final temperature. However, when adding CO2 to the second flask, it reaches higher temperature than the first flask. This is due to the heat entrapment effect caused by CO2.

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Age: All Ages
Timing: Live Stream
Theme: Explore, Environment

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