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My 7th grade son is designing a science project. His project hypothesis is "The more you process food, the more gas it produces." His experiment is to use one fresh, one frozen, and one canned vegetable. He will grind them separately in a blender and place each type into a test tube with some vinegar. He will place a balloon over the test tube to measure the amount of gas generated. He intends 4 trials of this project. Exactly what chemistry is going on in this experiment? Does the vinegar act as some kind of accelerator, or just reacting to the chemical breakdown of the food and the processes it has already undergone?
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