How would we represent the reaction of #"magnesium bicarbonate"# with #"hydrochloric acid"#?

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May 1, 2017

Answer:

Are you asking how many equiv of acid we add to neutralize #Mg(HCO_3)_2#?

Explanation:

#Mg(HCO_3)_2(aq) +2HCl(aq) rarr MgCl_2(aq) + 2CO_2(g) + 2H_2O(l)#

#HCO_3^(-) + H_3O^+ rarr CO_2(g)uarr + 2H_2O(l)#

Are these equations balanced with respect to mass and charge? If the answer is NO, then we cannot accept it as a representation of chemical (i.e. physical) reality.