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Nomenclature, formula writing, and chemical equations: Calcium flouride + sulfuric acod...

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spock2 | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted July 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM via web

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Nomenclature, formula writing, and chemical equations:

Calcium flouride + sulfuric acod ---> ?

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sanjeetmanna | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted July 11, 2012 at 6:08 PM (Answer #1)

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Calcium fluoride + sulfuric acid → Hydrogen fluoride + Calcium sulfate

calcium fluoride = CaF2

Sulfuric acid = H2SO4

hydrogen fluoride = HF

calcium sulfate = CaSO4

 

stoichiometric reaction...

CaF2 + H2SO4 → HF + CaSO4

Balanced chemical reaction

CaF2 + H2SO4 → 2 HF + CaSO4

For nomenclature please refer the following link which will include formula writing also.

For writing equation, it depend upon the oxidation state of the element.

The above reaction is double displacement reaction.

Compounds with there oxidation states

CaF2 = Ca^+2, F^-1.

H2SO4 = 2H^+, SO4^2-

CaSO4 = Ca^+2, SO4^2-

HF = H^+, F^-.

Depending upon the oxidation state the shuffling of the element takes place.

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cgrant2 | High School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted July 11, 2012 at 5:23 PM (Answer #2)

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The formula is CaF2 + H2SO4 ---> CaSO4 + 2HF 

The products are hydrogen fluoride (HF) and Calcium sulfide (CaSO4) The equation is balance above. 

Ca = 1

F = 2 

H = 2 

SO4 = 1 

 

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