Solid calcium bicarbonate (Ca(HCO3)2) reacts with aqueous hydrochloric acid (HCl) to form aqueous calcium chloride, liquid water, and carbon dioxide gas.
(a) Write the balanced molecular equation, complete ionic equation, and net ionic equation for the process. [Hint: Don’t forget the physical states of the reactants and products.]
Balanced Molecular Equation:
Complete Ionic Equation:
Net Ionic Equation:
(b) A CHEM 104 student is trying to carry out this reaction in the laboratory. What is the minimum amount of 0.2102 M hydrochloric acid (in milliliters) required to completely react with 8.362 g calcium bicarbonate?
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