# Question #3e3f6

##### 1 Answer

Jul 5, 2016

#### Explanation:

The volume of nitric acid splilled is 20000 gallons

We know 1 gallon =3.785 L (US)

So the volume of nitric acid

Given its density =1.42g/cc

=1420g/L

So the mass of acid solution is

The w/w percentage of this acid is 72%

So actual mass of acid in solution is

Now nutralisation reaction occurring

This indicates that 1 mole acid is nutralised by 1 mole bicarbonate salt.So if 6M bicarbobate solution is used for nutralisation then volume of sodium bicarbonate solution required will be