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Problem: Solutions of sodium carbonate and hydrochloric acid are mixed. Which of the following represents the balanced, net ionic reaction for this mixture?

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We're being asked to write the net ionic reaction between sodium carbonate and hydrochloric acid .


We’re going to determine the net ionic equation using the following steps:

Step 1: Write the overall balanced reaction
Step 2: Write the total or full ionic equation
Step 3: Write the net ionic equation.


Step 1: Write the overall balanced reaction

Reactants:

hydrochloric acid HCl(aq) 

▪ strong acid → H+ donor

HCl(aq) → H+(aq) + Cl(aq)


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Solutions of sodium carbonate and hydrochloric acid are mixed. Which of the following represents the balanced, net ionic reaction for this mixture?

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