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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
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Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
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Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Elixirs such as Alka-Seltzer use the reaction of sodium bicarbonate with citric acid in aqueous solution to produce a fizz:3 NaHCO3 (aq) + C6H8O7 (aq) → 3 CO 2 (g) + 3 H2O (l) + Na 3C6H5O7 (aq)a. What

Problem

Elixirs such as Alka-Seltzer use the reaction of sodium bicarbonate with citric acid in aqueous solution to produce a fizz:

3 NaHCO3 (aq) + C6H8O7 (aq) → 3 CO 2 (g) + 3 H2O (l) + Na 3C6H5O7 (aq)

a. What mass of C6H8O7 should be used for every 1.0x102 mg NaHCO3?

b. What mass of CO2 (g) could be produced from such a mixture?