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Problem: Sodium hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide as follows: 2 NaOH(s) + CO2(g) → Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l)How many moles of the excess reactant remain after the completion of the reaction?

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The balanced reaction is:

2 NaOH(s) + CO2(g) → Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l)

From the reaction:

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Sodium hydroxide reacts with carbon dioxide as follows: 2 NaOH(s) + CO2(g) → Na2CO3(s) + H2O(l)

How many moles of the excess reactant remain after the completion of the reaction?

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