1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data What salt is produced from sodium bicarbonate and citric acid? Just to be clear, this isn't actually homework. I would hope no professor would ever be so hard. I'm not even in chemistry. Although I did take it last year in high school. 2. Relevant equations I really can't tell how either of these would break down into a net ionic equation, which, IIRC, is the first step to predicting salts. From Wikipedia, I can tell that sodium bicarbonate will dissociate into a positive Na and the bicarbonate will have a negative O. But, I don't know how the citric acid will dissociate. I know it's acidic, because it has a bunch of carboxyls, but I don't know how they dissociate. 3. The attempt at a solution Well, if I could break it down, I would look for positive ions that could match to negative ions, but intuition tells me that there are many different ions and I don't know how to match them in that case (for example, would. Also, I would also guess that there are some polyatomic ions, which I haven't learned anything about.