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medaxe
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Hi! Please help me with this.

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Construct and balance the following reaction equations:

1) decanoic acid + lithium

2)) butanoic acid + calcium


Its C10H20O2 + Li and C4H8O2 + Ca

Thank you so much for help! I really need those answers for a positive grade. :)
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Re: Hi! Please help me with this.

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First write the acids in half structure form
What means
C9H19COOH and C3H7COOH

Acids react with metal under developing hydrogen
2 RH + 2 Li => 2 RL + H2 and
2 RH + Ca => R2Ca + H2

Combine it with the given acids.
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