Problem: Some sulfuric acid is spilled on a lab bench. You can neutralize the acid by sprinkling sodium bicarbonate on it and then mopping up the resultant solution. The sodium bicarbonate reacts with sulfuric acid as follows:2 NaHCO3(s) +H2SO4(aq) → Na2SO4(aq)+ 2 H2O(l)+ 2 CO2(g)Sodium bicarbonate is added until the fizzing due to the formation{ m CO_2} (g) stops.If 28 mL of 6.2 M H2SO4 was spilled, what is the minimum mass of NaHCO3 that must be added to the spill to neutralize the acid?

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2 NaHCO3(s) +H2SO4(aq) → Na2SO4(aq)+ 2 H2O(l)+ 2 CO2(g)


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Some sulfuric acid is spilled on a lab bench. You can neutralize the acid by sprinkling sodium bicarbonate on it and then mopping up the resultant solution. The sodium bicarbonate reacts with sulfuric acid as follows:


2 NaHCO3(s) +H2SO4(aq) → Na2SO4(aq)+ 2 H2O(l)+ 2 CO2(g)


Sodium bicarbonate is added until the fizzing due to the formation stops.

If 28 mL of 6.2 M H2SO4 was spilled, what is the minimum mass of NaHCO3 that must be added to the spill to neutralize the acid?

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