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One example is the reaction between vinegar and baking soda. This reaction is often used in "volcano" demonstrations. Vinegar contains acetic acid and baking soda contains sodium hydrogen carbonate. What is the net ionic reaction when vinegar and baking soda react?


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  • the answer I got was H+(aq) + HCO3-(aq) → H2O(l) + CO2(g) but apparently that is wrong. could someone explain why? Parisa commented about 1 year ago
  • Hi there! NaHCO3 is a solid (don't separate into ions) in the Net ionic equation. You can also find the explanation in the answer posted. maricon commented about 1 year ago