# What are the word and balanced chemical equations for the reactions between sodium carbonate and nitric acid?

May 14, 2017

$\text{Sodium carbonate + nitric acid "rarr}$

$\text{sodium nitrate + water + carbon dioxide}$

#### Explanation:

$N {a}_{2} C {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + 2 H N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) \rightarrow 2 N a N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

The net ionic equation is simply:

$C {O}_{3}^{2 -} + 2 {H}_{3} {O}^{+} \rightarrow 2 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) + C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \uparrow$