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Balanced Reaction Equations

1. Write the balanced equation for the first step in the reaction between vinegar and baking soda, with carbonic acid (H2CO3) as a product. What type of reaction is this?

2. Write the balanced equation for the second step in the reaction, the liberation of carbon dioxide from carbonic acid. What type of reaction is this?

3. Write the combined, balanced equation for the complete chemical reaction between vinegar and baking soda.

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Vinegar formula (acetic acid): CH3COOH
Baking soda formula (sodium bicarbonate): NaHCO3

1. Mixing the two is simply and acid base ...

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