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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of aqueous sodium carbonate with aqueous copper(II) chloride to form solid copper(II) carbonate and aqueous sodium chloride.

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We are asked to write a balanced equation on the reaction between aqueous sodium carbonate and aqueous copper (II) chloride which forms solid copper (II) carbonate and aqueous sodium chloride.


We have to do the following steps:

Step 1. Write the chemical formula of each compound involved in the reaction.

Step 2. Write the unbalanced equation.

Step 3. Balance the equation.


Step 1. Write the chemical formula of each compound involved in the reaction.


Reactants:

Sodium carbonate (aqueous)  

  • Sodium → Group 1A
    • Sodium cation → Na+
  • Carbonate anion → CO32-
  • Sodium carbonate → Na2CO3


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Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of aqueous sodium carbonate with aqueous copper(II) chloride to form solid copper(II) carbonate and aqueous sodium chloride.

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