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Acid-Carbonate reaction

  1. Dec 8, 2008 #1
    Hi Guys. This is more chemistry than physics but maybe you can help.
    I am having a hard time find out what (salt) will appear as a product, in an acid-carbonate reaction.

    Example from my text book: HC2 H3 O2 + K2 CO3 --> CO2 + H20 + (salt)

    We know that it will always give Carbon Dioxide and Water, and a salt.

    How do i find out what the salt is?? The full balanced answer for the salt is 2 KC2 H2 O2 but i dont know how to obtain that!

    I know for acids-base, we must take the cation of the base and the anion of the acid.. but in this case??? Let me know, thanks :)
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2008
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