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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Siderite is a mineral consisting largely of iron(II) carbonate. Write an overall, balanced equation for its reaction with nitric acid, and name the products.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Name of the products and the balanced equation for the given compound should be written.

Concept introduction:

The law of conservation of mass states that no atoms can be created or destroyed in a chemical reaction, therefore, the number of atoms present in the reactants is equal to the number of atoms present in the products.

Explanation

The given compound is iron (II) carbonate and nitric acid.  In this reaction iron (II) carbonate reaction with nitric acid to give iron (II) nitrate and Carbonic acid.  This Carbonic acid decomposes and forms carbon dioxide and water.

Furthermore, Fe2+and H+ cations exchange the anions (NO3and CO32) to give iron (II) nitrate, carbon dioxide and water

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