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Homework Help: Balancing Vinegar and Baking soda equation

  1. Oct 29, 2006 #1
    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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  3. Oct 29, 2006 #2
    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.
  4. Oct 29, 2006 #3
    awsome thanks
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