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Homework Help: Reactions Of CO2

  1. May 5, 2013 #1
    I wanna ask that which element can react with co2 gas to split c and o or what will happen if NaOH reacts with h2co3

    NaOH+H2CO3---> 2CH3COONa+2H2O+5O2 IS IT CORRECT?
    Last edited: May 5, 2013
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  3. May 5, 2013 #2


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    Hi rajavarshney. [Broken]

    I doubt that anyone here is going to provide you with the answers to your homework. You should be able to answer the first by a google search and some easy reading, or I think you will find it in most high school science text books in the section on CO2 chemistry.

    Good luck!
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  4. May 6, 2013 #3


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    Physicsforums frowns on users editing their original post so drastically that it becomes a new & different question. I recommend that you never do that again.

    To help in deducing how acid-base reactions may proceed, it will help you immensely if you first break the reagents into their ionic parts:

    Na+ + OH + H+ + CO3= ⟶ .........

    In these reactions, it is almost always the simplest looking re-arrangement that you should try for.

    BTW, the compound CH3COONa is named sodium acetate.

    I hope you enjoy your study of chemistry as much as I did!
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