Here cienciabit! Today we will experiment with the greenhouse effect. The greenhouse effect causes atmospheric gases to retain heat. Without the atmosphere, temperatures would be much hotter by the day and much cooler at night. As on the Moon. An excess of CO2 leads to greater heat retention. Let’s do an experiment to compare the heat retention of air with that of CO2. Now we mix vinegar and baking soda to produce CO2. The vessel is now filled with CO2. With an infrared lamp we simulate solar radiation. We repeat the experiment, this time under the sunlight. See you Monday at Cienciabit.