Problem: Antacids are often used to relieve pain and promote healing in the treatment of mild ulcers. Write balanced net ionic equations for the reactions between the HCl(aq) in the stomach and each of the following substances used in various antacids.CaCO3(s)

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We're being asked to write the balanced net ionic equation for the reaction of CaCO3 and HCl


We’re going to determine the spectator ions using the following steps:

Step 1. Write the overall balanced reaction
Step 2. Write the total or full ionic equation
Step 3. Identify the spectator ions


Step 1. Write the overall balanced reaction

Reactants:

CaCO3 → solid→ will break up into its ions

▪ Ca → Group 2A → +2 charge → Ca2+
▪ CO32- → polyatomic ion


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Antacids are often used to relieve pain and promote healing in the treatment of mild ulcers. Write balanced net ionic equations for the reactions between the HCl(aq) in the stomach and each of the following substances used in various antacids.

CaCO3(s)

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