Adding Sulfuric Acid to Calcium Carbonate and Sodium Chloride
Asked Sep 23, 2009, 11:44 AM
I have the preliminary reaction and products here and I am trying to determine what would happen to the products (visually and chemically) if I added sulfuric acid to the products. The reactant side started with 10 mL of Sodium Carbonate and 3mL of calcium chloride and I am adding another 3 mL of sulfuric acid into the product solution. Now I understand sulfuric acid can react at high temperatures with sodium chloride to produce sodium bisulfate and hydrochloric acid. I am also aware that sulfuric acid reacts with calcium carbonate to produce calcium sulfate, CO2, and H2O. My question is which one would happen?
CaCl2(aq) + Na2CO3(aq) --> CaCO3(s) + 2NaCl(aq) (I couldn't get the subscripts in smaller letters the numbers AFTER the elements refer to the quantity of that specific element the numbers before still refer to the quantity of the compound)
Thank you very much for any help you can give me!