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cocopassion21
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Please show me how to balance this

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I was able to find the balanced equation, but I would like to see how it was actually done. I tried but I kept getting different numbers.

Please can someone show me how I can balance this.
C6H8O7 + NaHCO3 -> Na3C6H5O7 + CO2 +H20

Thank you in advance.
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You exchange 3 hydrogen to sodium.

C6H8O7 will be Na3C6H5O7

The sodium comes from NaHCO3

So you need 3 of it.


C6H8O7 + 3 NaHCO3 => Na3C6H5O7 + 3 H2CO3

The carbonic acid decompose H2CO3 => H2O + CO2

Finally
C6H8O7 + 3 NaHCO3 => Na3C6H5O7 + 3 H2O + 3 CO2
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Thank you

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Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. It is greatly appreciated!
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