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An activity that I do with my class is to have them design an airbag using a ziplock bag and the reaction between baking soda and acid. As part of the introduction to this lab I give what I believe to be the reaction (the decomposition of sodium azide). My brother (a mechanic) says I am wrong; however, he doesn't know the correct reaction. If I am right, how do they handle the safety problems associated with sodium metal? 2NaN3 --> 2N2 + 2Na
Re: What is the reaction that fills an automobile airbag?
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