What happens when nitric acid and calcium oxide combine?

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May 16, 2017

Answer:

Calcium Oxide in water forms Calcium Hydroxide + Heat. The Calcium Hydroxide will react with the Nitric Acid by neutralization rxn to form Calcium Nitrate, Carbon Dioxide and Water + Heat (exothermic)

Explanation:

#CaO(aq) + HOH(l) => Ca(OH)_2(aq)# + #Heat#

#HNO_3(aq)# + #Ca(OH)_2(aq)# => #Ca(NO_3)_2(aq) + HOH(l) + CO_2(g)# + #Heat#