# Problem: Solutions of sodium carbonate and silver nitrate react to form solid silver carbonate and a solution of sodium nitrate. A solution containing 3.60 g of sodium carbonate is mixed with one containing 5.14 g of silver nitrate.How many grams of sodium carbonate are present after the reaction is complete?

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###### FREE Expert Solution

Determine the limiting reactant first:

Balanced Reaction: Na2CO3(aq) + 2 AgNO3(aq) → Ag2CO3(s) + 2NaNO3(aq)

Mass of Ag2CO3 from Na2CO3:

9.37 g

Mass of Ag2CO3 from AgNO3:

4.17 g

The limiting reactant is AgNO3, hence it would be used up in the reaction. The excess reactant is Na2CO3.

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Solutions of sodium carbonate and silver nitrate react to form solid silver carbonate and a solution of sodium nitrate. A solution containing 3.60 g of sodium carbonate is mixed with one containing 5.14 g of silver nitrate.

How many grams of sodium carbonate are present after the reaction is complete?

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