Problem: Enter an equation for the formation of MgCO3(s) from its elements in their standard states. Enter any reference to carbon as {\rm C}({\rm s}).Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

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We are asked to enter an equation for the formation of MgCO3(s) from its elements in their standard states.


The standard state of elements: 

Mg → Mg(s)

C → C(s)

O → O2(g)


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Enter an equation for the formation of MgCO3(s) from its elements in their standard states. Enter any reference to carbon as {\rm C}({\rm s}).Express your answer as a chemical equation. Identify all of the phases in your answer.

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