Problem: What mass of Ca(OH)2 will react with 25.0 g of butanoic to form the preservative calcium butanoate according to the equation?

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The given reaction is:

C3H7COOH + Ca(OH)2 2 Ca(C3H7COO)2 + 2 H2O


Balancing the reaction:

• There is 1 Ca in the reactant and 2 Ca in the product. Balance this by adding a coefficient of 2 before Ca(OH)2 

C3H7COOH + Ca(OH)2 → 2 Ca(C3H7COO)2 + 2 H2O


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What mass of Ca(OH)2 will react with 25.0 g of butanoic to form the preservative calcium butanoate according to the equation?


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