Does sodium bicarbonate react with copper hydroxide in water?

  1. Aug 23, 2014 #1
    does sodium bicarbonate react with copper hydroxide in water ?
    what is the equation?
     
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  3. Aug 23, 2014 #2

    Borek

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    Is copper hydroxide soluble?
     
  4. Aug 23, 2014 #3
    copper hydroxide is not soluble in water as i know?
     
  5. Aug 23, 2014 #4

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    So if it is not soluble, how is it going to react?
     
  6. Aug 24, 2014 #5
    A possible reaction might be:
    Cu(OH)2+2NaHCO3=CuCO3+Na2CO3+2H2O

    The fact that Cu(OH)2 is insoluble would slow down the reaction. But since CuCO3 is also insoluble, the insolubility of Cu(OH)2 would at least not force the reaction to the left.
     
  7. Aug 24, 2014 #6

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    Actually if anything I would expect basic carbonate to be produced.

    Sadly, questions is poorly defined. A lot depends on details, concentrations, perhaps even the way samples were prepared.
     
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