One strategy for dealing with the acidification of lakes is to periodically add powdered limestone (CaCO3) to them. In this instance it is assumed that the lake in question has more than enough powdered limestone in it to saturate the water with its ions Ca2+ and CO32- Write the charge balance equation for this system. Write the carbonate system reactions and equations. Calculate the pH of the lake.

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One strategy for dealing with the acidification of lakes is to periodically add powdered limestone (CaCO3) to them. In this instance it is assumed that the lake in question has more than enough powdered limestone in it to saturate the water with its ions Ca2+ and CO32-

  • Write the charge balance equation for this system.
  • Write the carbonate system reactions and equations.
  • Calculate the pH of the lake.

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