Does sodium bicarbonate react with copper hydroxide in water?

  1. does sodium bicarbonate react with copper hydroxide in water ?
    what is the equation?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    Is copper hydroxide soluble?
     
  4. copper hydroxide is not soluble in water as i know?
     
  5. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    So if it is not soluble, how is it going to react?
     
  6. 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. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

    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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