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Chapter 15, Problem 50E
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Suppose you ran out of toilet cleaner in your home. What other household product might work to dissolve the calcium carbonate deposits in toilet bowls? Write a chemical equation to show how this product works.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The household product that can be used for dissolution of calcium carbonate deposits and the reaction for dissolution of carbonate deposits in toilet bowls is to be written.

Concept Introduction:

Application of hard water on toilet bowls leads to deposition of calcium carbonate.

Calcium carbonate can dissolve in acids which are used in toilet cleaners.

Explanation of Solution

Application of hard water on toilet bowls leads to the deposition of calcium carbonate. It can dissolve in acids which are used in toilet cleaners. The reaction of calcium ions and acid gives calcium ions, carbon dioxide, water and anions. So vinegar, which is the dilute form of acetic acid, can be used.

The balanced chemical reaction can be written as follows:

CaCO3+2

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