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    Sodium bicarbonate was added to an unlimited amount of sulfuric acid undergoing a reaction to produce sodium sulfate plus carbonic acid (which turned in to water vapor and carbon dioxide upon heating).
    Na2CO3 +H2SO4------> H2CO3 +Na2SO4

    I would like to know:
    a.) 2.095 grams of sodium bicarbonate was used in the reaction and the experimental yield for sodium sulfate was .995 grams. Determine the % error for the experiment.
    b.) The experimental yield for sodium sulfate was 2.25 grams. You are to predict the amount of sodium bicarbonate used in the reaction. Upon verification from the instructor, the actual mass of the sodium bicarbonate used was 3.75 grams. Determine the % error.

    Could you help me with this but show steps so I can follow along? And underline the actual mass of NaHCO3 (provided by instructor). I hope you just make up a number for me so I can see the figures.

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    Hi there,

    Thanks for letting me work on your question. Here is my explanation:

    a) From the chemical reaction, we know the molar ratio between Na2CO3 and Na2SO4 ...

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    The following posting answers questions regarding a reaction between sodium bicarbonate and sulfuric acid.