# Problem: The fizz produced when an Alka-Seltzer tablet is dissolved in water is due to the reaction between sodium bicarbonate and citric acid, C6H8O7:3NaHCO3 (aq) +Â C6H8O7 (aq) â†’ 3CO2 (g) + 3H2O (l) + NaÂ 3C6H5O7 (aq)If 1.00 g of sodium bicarbonate and 1.00 g of citric acid are allowed to react, what is the limiting reagent?Â Â How many grams of carbon dioxide can theoretically form?Â How much of the excess reagent is left over after the reaction has come to completion?Â If you perform the experiment with an actual yield of 0.49 g, what is your percent yield for the reaction?

###### FREE Expert Solution
81% (380 ratings)
###### Problem Details

The fizz produced when an Alka-Seltzer tablet is dissolved in water is due to the reaction between sodium bicarbonate and citric acid, C6H8O7:

3NaHCO3 (aq) + C6H8O7 (aq) â†’ 3CO2 (g) + 3H2O (l) + Na 3C6H5O7 (aq)

If 1.00 g of sodium bicarbonate and 1.00 g of citric acid are allowed to react, what is the limiting reagent?

How many grams of carbon dioxide can theoretically form?

How much of the excess reagent is left over after the reaction has come to completion?

If you perform the experiment with an actual yield of 0.49 g, what is your percent yield for the reaction?

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Percent Yield concept. You can view video lessons to learn Percent Yield. Or if you need more Percent Yield practice, you can also practice Percent Yield practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofThe fizz produced when an Alka-Seltzer tablet is dissolved i...as high difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Chemistry tutor, Dasha took 12 minutes and 57 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Giddings' class at SLCC.