Asked Jan 5, 2020

 Calcium carbonate is insoluble in water. Yet, it dissolves in an acidic solution. Calculate the standard enthalpy, entropy, and Gibbs free energy change for the reaction between solid calcium carbonate and hydrochloric acid. What drives the reaction, the enthalpy change, or the entropy change? 


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The chemical equation of reaction between calcium carbonate and hydrochloric acid is given by

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The standard enthalpy of reaction is...

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