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If Ammonia and Carbon Dioxide Gas are present, will (NH4)HCO3 form in any Polar Solvent?

  1. Oct 31, 2014 #1
    I know aqueous Ammonium Bicarbonate forms when NH4+ and HCO3- ions are present in water after they've dissolved from their gaseous states of NH3(g) and CO2(g). This occurs in the reaction:

    NH3(g) + H2O(l) + CO2(g) => (NH4)HCO3(aq)

    If Ammonia gas and CO2 are present above a polar organic solvent, will Ammonium Bicarbonate still form when these gases dissolve in the solution?

    Thanks,

    Ej
     
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  3. Nov 1, 2014 #2

    Borek

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    Take a look at the LHS of the reaction - do you have all necessary reagents?
     
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