Queen Latifah’s Lab Book

Learn how the actress and talk show host made a balloon inflate itself.

Queen Latifah’s Lab Book

Queen Latifah and Dr. Oz paired up to take care of a problem we’ve all encountered: blowing up balloons. It turns out that, with a simple science trick, you make balloons inflate themselves! Learn how Queen Latifah and Dr. Oz perform this eye-popping science experiment. Then try it out for yourself at home!

How did Queen Latifah make the balloon self-inflate?

When vinegar and baking soda are combined they create carbonic acid, which then breaks down into water and carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide, acting as air, moves up out of the bottle and into the balloon, causing the balloon to self-inflate.

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