THe reaction of hydrogen acetate and sodium bicarbonate form sodium acetate, hydrogen hydroxide and carbon dioxide. What is the chemical equation?     What is the chemical quation for this...

THe reaction of hydrogen acetate and sodium bicarbonate form sodium acetate, hydrogen hydroxide and carbon dioxide. What is the chemical equation?

 

 

What is the chemical quation for this reaction (to clear up the question above). if also possible, please include the word equation

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In a simple chemical equation, there are reactants and the products. An arrow is used to separate them. In this problem, we have:

Hydrogen acetate + Sodium bicarbonate --> Hydrogen hydroxide +

                                                        Sodium acetate + Carbon dioxide

Next thing is to show the word equation into chemical equation by converting the formula name into chemical formula.

HC2H3O2 + NaHCO3 --> H2O + NaC2H3O2 + CO2

 

notes: hydrogen hydroxide is more familiar called as water, and Hydrogen acetate is commonly known as acetic acid. 

Finally, you make sure that the equation is balanced. You can balance the equation by making sure that both sides of the equation contain equal number of atoms. 

 

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