Given #NaHCO_3(aq) + HCl(aq) rarr CO_2(g)uarr + NaCl(aq) + H_2O(l)#.. what is the stoichiometric ratio between sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate?

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Mar 25, 2017

Answer:

You have the equation that clearly specifies the molar ratio, the chemical equivalence.........

Explanation:

#NaHCO_3(aq) + HCl(aq) rarr CO_2(g)uarr + NaCl(aq) + H_2O(l)#

Mass and charge are balanced, so this is reasonable, and it specifies a molar equivalence of 1:1 with respect to #NaCl:NaHCO_3#; i.e. there is a #1:1# stoichiometry....What about with carbon dioxide and hydrogen chloride?