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    Describe how you would distinguish between carbonate and hydrogencarbonate.

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    (Original post by mik1a)
    Describe how you would distinguish between carbonate and hydrogencarbonate.

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    Add calcium chloride solution. Hydrogencarbonates give a white precipitate, whilst carbonates do not.
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    Thankyou.
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    What does

    HCl + Na2CO3 -->

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    I can do the calculations so easily, and find the equations so hard. How can you know what the products are?
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    What does

    HCl + Na2CO3 -->

    make?

    I can do the calculations so easily, and find the equations so hard. How can you know what the products are?
    2HCl + Na2CO3 --> 2NaCl + H20 + CO2
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    (Original post by boygenious)
    2HCl + Na2CO3 --> 2NaCl + H20 + CO2
    I was just going to post that as well! GCSE stuff really.
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    how do you know that? Why not HCO3?
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    (Original post by mik1a)
    how do you know that? Why not HCO3?

    u just kinda play around with the letters and numbers, its usually the common stuff such as H2O.....CO2... etc
 
 
 

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