Problem: What is the net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when aqueous solutions of KHCO3 and HBr are mixed?

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KHCO3 (aq) → K+ (aq) + HCO3- (aq)

HBr (aq) → H+ (aq) + Br- (aq)


reaction: double displacement

K+ (aq) + Br- (aq) → KBr → soluble bromide → aqueous

H+ (aq) + HCO3- (aq) → H2CO3 (aq) → decomposes into CO2 (g) and H2O (l)


Overall reaction

KHCO3 (aq) + HBr (aq) → H2CO3 (aq) + KBr (aq)


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What is the net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when aqueous solutions of KHCO3 and HBr are mixed?

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