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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: How would you balance Na 2CO3(s) + HCl(aq) = NaCl(aq) + H 2O(l) + CO2(g)?

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We are asked to balance the given chemical reaction.

In order to balance the chemical reaction, we will follow these steps:


STEP 1: Balance the non-oxygen and non-hydrogen elements first

STEP 2: Balance Hydrogen

STEP 3: Balance Oxygen

STEP 4: Make sure that all the coefficients are whole numbers


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How would you balance Na 2CO3(s) + HCl(aq) = NaCl(aq) + H 2O(l) + CO2(g)?

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