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Concept: Balancing Chemical Reactions

Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when barium carbonate decomposes into barium oxide and carbon dioxide gas when heated.

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We're being asked to write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction. Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of the compounds involved in the reaction.


Reactants:

Barium carbonate

▪ Barium Group 2A +2 charge Ba2+

▪ Carbonate polyatomic ion CO32-  -2 charge

▪ Balance the charges of Ba2+ and CO32-   exchange (criss-cross) the numbers of the charges

            aluminum acetate: BaCO3

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Write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction that occurs when barium carbonate decomposes into barium oxide and carbon dioxide gas when heated.

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