Problem: Write balanced equations for these reactions using lowest whole-number coefficients. States of matter are optional. Carbonate ion (CO32-) acts as a Bronsted base with water. ___________ ⇌ ___________The carbon-containing product from the first reaction acts as a Bronsted base with water. ___________ ⇌ ___________The carbon-containing product from the second reaction decomposes immediately into carbon dioxide gas and water. ___________ ⇌ ___________Consider the products of the above reactions. When carbonate ion reacts with water, is the resulting solution acidic or basic?

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Bronsted-Lowry acid proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base proton (H+) acceptor


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Write balanced equations for these reactions using lowest whole-number coefficients. States of matter are optional. 

Carbonate ion (CO32-) acts as a Bronsted base with water. 

___________ ⇌ ___________

The carbon-containing product from the first reaction acts as a Bronsted base with water. 

___________ ⇌ ___________

The carbon-containing product from the second reaction decomposes immediately into carbon dioxide gas and water. 

___________ ⇌ ___________


Consider the products of the above reactions. When carbonate ion reacts with water, is the resulting solution acidic or basic?

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