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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Many years ago, it was common to find small toys in boxes of breakfast cereal. One of these toys was a little submarine that had a compartment on the bottom for some baking soda (NaHCO3). On the top was another compartment connected to the first one with a small tube. This one was to be filled with vinegar (CH3COOH). After filling both containers and tightly covering them, the submarine was allowed to sink (usually in the bathtub with dirty children) to the bottom of the water where the vinegar then mixed with the baking soda. Which of the following answers describes the chemistry of the reaction that occurred as the submarine slowly rose to the surface?

Problem

Many years ago, it was common to find small toys in boxes of breakfast cereal. One of these toys was a little submarine that had a compartment on the bottom for some baking soda (NaHCO3). On the top was another compartment connected to the first one with a small tube. This one was to be filled with vinegar (CH3COOH). After filling both containers and tightly covering them, the submarine was allowed to sink (usually in the bathtub with dirty children) to the bottom of the water where the vinegar then mixed with the baking soda. Which of the following answers describes the chemistry of the reaction that occurred as the submarine slowly rose to the surface?