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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 nitrate are present after the reaction is complete?

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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.

Reactants:

sodium carbonate solution → Na2CO3(aq)
silver nitrate solution → AgNO3(aq)


Products:

solid silver carbonate  → Ag2CO3(s)
sodium nitrate solution → NaNO3(aq)


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


Determine the limiting reactant.

NaNO3(aq) from Na2CO3(aq):

molar mass NaNO3 = 85.00 g/mol
molar mass Na2CO3 = 106.00 g/mol

mass NaNO3=3.60 g Na2CO3×1 mol Na2CO3106.00 g Na2CO3                                            ×2 mol NaNO31 mol Na2CO3×85.00 g NaNO31 mol NaNO3

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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 nitrate are present after the reaction is complete?

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