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Jhannybean

  • one year ago

how would I write the chemical equation when sodium hydroxide is mixed with water reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to produce carbonic acid?

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  1. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    @Shalante

  2. aaronq
    • one year ago
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    I'm thinking this would need at least 2 steps \(\sf NaOH +H_2O+CO_2\rightarrow H_2CO_3+NaOH\rightarrow NaHCO_3+H_2O\)

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I think this requires two steps. So first equation is sodium hydroxide mixed with water Since sodium hydroxide is soluble in water it dissociates into ions. \[NaOH(s)+H _{2}O(l)\rightarrow Na ^{+}(aq)+OH ^{-}(aq)+H _{2} O(l)\] It then reacts with carbon dioxide So the 2nd chemical equation is. \[Na ^{+}(aq)+OH ^{-}(aq)+H _{2}O(l)+CO _{2} (g)\rightarrow H _{2}CO _{3}(aq)+Na ^{+}(aq)+OH ^{-}(aq)\]

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What do you think @Jhannybean ?

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @Photon336 What is your approach to this?

  6. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    in the last equation you wrote, \(\sf Na ^{+}(aq)+OH ^{-}(aq)+H _{2}O(l)+CO _{2} (g)\rightarrow H _{2}CO _{3}(aq)+Na ^{+}(aq)+OH ^{-}(aq)\) Can ions really behave that way? :o

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Yes because it is in aqueous solution. Carbonic acid (H2CO3 is the solvent. Na+ and OH- is the solute.

  8. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    I agree with your approach @shalante

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks for feedback @Photon336

  10. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    Oh I see, I wasnt familiar with that method but it makes sense after I looked more into it :D

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    What was your attempt on this?

  12. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    At first I had: \(\sf NaOH + H_2O + CO_2 ~\rightarrow ~ H_2CO_3 + ...\) Wasn't too sure how to write out the rest... But i understand a little more now

  13. aaronq
    • one year ago
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    pshsh taking credit for what i initially wrote lol ..

  14. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    Hahaaha no I had that written before you wrote it!!!!

  15. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    I didnt know how else they combined xD

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Not 100% sure. Does it look logical to you?

  17. Jhannybean
    • one year ago
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    Yeah, it does indeed.

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