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Why does Alka-Seltzer fizz?

August 20th, 2008

Episode 62 of 1132 episodes

The fizzing you see when you drop an Alka-Seltzer tablet in water is the same sort of fizzing that you see from baking powder. This reaction is caused by an acid reacting with a base. Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more.

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