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Strontium carbonate Acetic acid reaction

  1. Nov 19, 2013 #1
    I wanted to make strontium acetate but it didn't get hot (like when I mix calcium hydroxide with acetic acid). Does that mean it didn't work?
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  3. Nov 20, 2013 #2


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    If it works, the solid should disappear and you should see carbon dioxide bubbles. And it doesn't have to get hot - even if the reaction is exothermic, whether the mixture gets hot or not depends on how fast the reaction is.
  4. Nov 20, 2013 #3


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    Actually, the neutralization of acids with carbonates is an endothermic reaction, unlike neutralization with hydroxides.
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