Why Balloons Pop in the Heat

Balloons are one of the nicest things that kids love to have. However, it is very disappointing to see the balloon pop. But how come it pops right away when heated? Latex helium balloons pop in heat and sunlight because the molecules of helium get bigger when they are heated up. When this happens, the balloon will get hotter. If the balloon keeps getting hotter, it will eventually pop. This is because the rubber component of the balloon gets weak [...]

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