#1
Well, here is a chemical reaction I am supposed to balance, and it seemed easy enough, until I read the note.
Basically, I'm supposed to balance Na2CO3(aq) and H3O+(aq), and create H2CO3(aq), except the note says that OH- is not formed in the reaction, so what would the other product be?
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#2
Na2CO3(aq) and H3O+(aq), and create H2CO3(aq)

Na2O (aq) thats my guess...
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H2O and H+ probably...

but what about the Na
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yeah, i was mistaken, didnt look carefully.

cuz it seems like a double replacement reaction.
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Looks like a double replacement reaction to me.

NaOH+H2C03

OH has a charge of 1, right?
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#6
2Na+ probably
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yeah, i was mistaken, didnt look carefully.

cuz it seems like a double replacement reaction.

thats what I thought at first, too
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thats what I thought at first, too

Am I wrong?
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Looks like a double replacement reaction to me.

NaOH+H2C03

OH has a charge of 1, right?



OH has a negative 1 charge, but from what he states, it doesnt seem like hydroxide is able to form..
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Am I wrong?

Can't have OH
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or you could just hunk it all into a bucket and light it on fire, that would be pretty cool
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#12
your reaction doesn't really work that well. the only way to get it to work as is would be to make NaOH
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Can't have OH

Woops, didn't read that.

How come solid sodium ions can't just form?
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Woops, didn't read that.

How come solid sodium ions can't just form?


because then theres one O and one H floating around
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Na2CO3(aq) + H3O+(aq), ---> H2CO3(aq) + Na2O(aq)

try to balance this equation

3Na2CO3(aq) + 2H3O+(aq), ---> 3H2CO3(aq) + 3Na2O(aq)

something around there... sorry im a little tired, don't feel like completely checking that whole thing.
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Na2CO3(aq) + H3O+(aq), ---> H2CO3(aq) + Na2O(aq)

try to balance this equation

3Na2CO3(aq) + 2H3O+(aq), ---> 3H2CO3(aq) + 3Na2O(aq)

something around there... sorry im a little tired, don't feel like completely checking that whole thing.



works for me, thanks
I'll just add electrons to balance the charge.
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I think its somethin like this

2 Na2CO3(aq) + 2 H3O+(aq) ---> 2 H2CO3(aq) + 2 Na2O(aq) + H2(g)
#19
H3O+ represents a general acid. So it could be attached to Cl-, SO4 2- or whatever. For example, if you have Mg + H3O+, it results in Mg2+ + H2O + H2. Or, you could have Mg + HCl (+H2O) --> MgCl2 + H2 (+H2O). Or anything else in that 2+ slot.
So the point is, there is probably a bit with some ion in the other end of the equation.
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