Sulfur dioxide gas reacts with sodium hydroxide to form sodium sulfite and water. The unbalanced chemical equation for this reaction is given below:
SO2 (g) + NaOH (s) → Na2SO3 (s) + H2O (l)
Assuming you react 38.3 g sulfur dioxide with 32.8 g sodium hydroxide and assuming that the reaction goes to completion, calculate the mass of each product formed.
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