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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: The fizz produced when an Alka-Seltzer tablet is dissolved i...


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?