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) → 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?
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