What is the molecular, ionic and net ionic equations for solid sodium bicarbonate plus nitric acid?

1 Answer
Jun 21, 2017

Answer:

Here's what I get.

Explanation:

Molecular equation

#"NaHCO"_3 + "HNO"_3 → "NaNO"_3 + "CO"_2 + "H"_2"O"#

Ionic equation

#"Na"^"+" + "HCO"_3^"-" + "H"^"+" + "NO"_3^"-" → "Na"^"+" + "NO"_3^"-" + "CO"_2 + "H"_2"O"#

Net ionic equation

Here, we cancel the ions that appear on each side of the equation.

#color(red)(cancel(color(black)("Na"^"+"))) + "HCO"_3^"-" + "H"^"+" + color(red)(cancel(color(black)("NO"_3^"-"))) → color(red)(cancel(color(black)("Na"^"+"))) + color(red)(cancel(color(black)("NO"_3^"-"))) + "CO"_2 + "H"_2"O"#

This gives the net ionic equation

# "HCO"_3^"-" + "H"^"+" → "CO"_2 + "H"_2"O"#