Vinegar Experiments For Kids

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The vinaigrette: an impossible mixture? – Vinegar Experiments For Kids

Should we respect an order to mix the ingredients for a vinaigrette?

Materials needed for this experiment with vinegar

  • vinegar
  • mustard
  • salt
  • oil
  • 3 glasses
  • 3 teaspoons


  1. In a glass, pour 1 teaspoon of vinegar, another oil and mustard, then a pinch of salt.
  2. In the second glass, mix 1 teaspoon vinegar, 1 pinch of salt and then 1 teaspoon of mustard. Add a little oil while mixing vigorously.
  3. In the third glass, pour 1 teaspoon oil, 1 of vinegar and 1 pinch of salt. What is the best mixed vinaigrette seems?

The explanation
The first dressing bubbles in the oil and vinegar you can see small
salt grains that are not dissolved.
In the second glass, sauce got no bubbles or visible grains of salt. In the third,
oil and vinegar did not mix.
Vinegar and oil can not be mixed together if they are not helped by the
mustard, which binds to one another. She is the one that allows to link them. The salt was dissolved
While in the vinegar, but not in oil.
For a successful mixture, follow then the second counter.

Vinegar Experiments For Kids Application
In the kitchen, there often to mix
two ingredients that naturally repel.
For this purpose, the materials to employ
“Unite”. In the food industry, are used
substances composed of microorganisms
(microscopic beings), such as rubber
Xanthan, discovered in 1945, which allows
water-and fat contained in a sauce
and linked through the yolk of an egg, not
separate when the can is opened or when
the sauce is heated.