How To: Make sodium acetate (hot ice) w/ vinegar & baking soda

Make sodium acetate (hot ice) w/ vinegar & baking soda

Like to make things explode, catch fire, or turn funky colors? Then this is the perfect rainy day experiment for you. Simple and cheap, making sodium acetate, or hot ice, requires only two ingredients you've already got lying around the kitchen: Vinegar and baking soda.

Sodium acetate can be used in heating pads or hand warmers. This reaction is difficult to perfect, so keep going until you get it!

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Make sodium acetate (hot ice) w/ vinegar & baking soda, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Make sodium acetate (hot ice) w/ vinegar & baking soda

9 Comments

how long do you have to put it in the freezer for?

30mins

thank you so much but i put it in the freezer for 30 mins and it didnt work

when i cooled the liqued i left it in the fridge overnight. when i checked it in the morning, there were long thin crystals in the bottom of the glass. can some one tell me what these crystals are? (i've kept them in an airtight container at room temp and they haven't melted)

They are molecule christals

what's up with the obviously electronically changed voice?...

LOL nice btw

2 get 1 lb of hot ice watt would b the amounts of ingridients i would use thanks

My husband and I just purchased this item called BodyComfort. It is to warm our hands, backs etc... The young sales lady told us it was made up of vinegar and sodium acetate so when we got home I immediately looked up the concoction online and found your video; we LOVED it. Thank you so much. I do have 1 question, the item we purchased is activated by popping a little metal disc inside the tube and it can be redone over and over. Please explain. Again thank you for the video.

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