Cupcakes: What's Inside?

Chemical Reactions Project

2NaHCO₃→Na₂CO₃+CO₂+H₂O

This equation can be classified as decomposition. The chemicals are being split into simpler substances while the cupcakes are baking and rising. The first half or reactant of the chemical equation represents sodium bicarbonate beginning to decompose the baking soda in the cupcakes. The product is the addition of sodium carbonate, carbon dioxide, and water as bubbles of air are rising with the cupcake, helping it to grow.

Real World Examples

This chemical reaction may be a bit hard to understand, but it occurs all around us. Baking cupcakes, cakes, and all sorts of foods and sweets involving baking soda all include this reaction.

Step 1: Gather Materials

  1. Flour
  2. Baking Cocoa
  3. Baking Powder
  4. Baking Soda (Chemical Reaction)
  5. Salt
  6. Sugar
  7. Hot Water
  8. Milk
  9. Eggs
  10. Vegetable Oil
  11. Vanilla Extract
  12. Frosting
  13. Oven Mits
  14. Stand
  15. Mixer
  16. Whisk
  17. Cupcake Tin
  18. Cupcake Liners
  19. Oven
  20. Recording Device

Step 2: Follow the Instructions and Mix the Ingredients Accordingly:

Step 3: Distribute into Cupcake Tins

Step 4: Put on Safety Gloves and Carefully Place in Oven

Step 5: Watch 'Em Rise and Enjoy the Show

Step 6: Take Out and Let Cool