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Balancing Vinegar and Baking soda equation

by pippo90
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pippo90
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Oct29-06, 01:33 PM
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NaHCO3 + CH3COOH --> NaCH3COO + CO2

how would I balance this equation? it is backing soda and vinegar, and it forms sodium acetate, CO2 and a substance that turns blue cobalt paper pink? So there is a product missing on the right hand side, so what would that product me and how would i balance the final equation, thanks.
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tandoorichicken
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Oct29-06, 02:03 PM
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I believe water is also a reaction product. Actually if you add a water molecule to the right hand side, the equation should balance itself.
pippo90
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Oct29-06, 05:27 PM
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awsome thanks


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