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Chemistry With Cabbage! Guess What Happens In This Video And Then Easily DIY

This cool experiment can be done with a head of cabbage and a few household items you likely have already.

Some fascinating chemistry experiments come from places you wouldn't expect. See what happens when you cut up a head of cabbage and follow a few easy instructions with items from your kitchen.

So what transpires with the cabbage? This fun TikTok video with a great sense of humor from @nilered gives us the answer.


The contrasting reactions with different pH levels are what are most interesting and unexpected. There are lots of ways to do it yourself but here are a few examples of what you can use for the different pH levels:

  • Vinegar
  • Tap water
  • Filtered water
  • Water with salt
  • Water with baking soda
  • Water with bleach
  • If you're near any natural body of water (a pond, a river, a lake, etc.) try using some water from that
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You can use these examples and also any other sample of a substance with water that changes its pH level.

We hope you enjoy the video and conducting the experiment yourself if you are so inclined. We'll continue to publish other experiments so keep an eye on these pages for more.

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