Baking Soda and Citric Acid Reaction?

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Hey, I was wondering what would i be observing if i would see the reaction between: 1) Baking Soda and Citric Acid 2) Hydrochloric Acid and Magnesium Metal Any qualitative ...show more
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reaction 1) CO2(g) bubbling off during the formation of Trisodium citrate:
C6H8O7 + 3NaHCO3 = 3CO2(g) + 3H2O + Na3C6H5O7

reaction 2) H2(g) bubbling off during the formation of Magnesium chloride:
Mg + 2HCl = MgCl2 + H2(g)
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  • Giova answered 6 years ago
    For the first i don't know the structure of neither of them so i can not help you.

    For the second one if the Mg is a strong reducing agent it will combine with HCl to produce Hidrogen gas and
    Magnesium (II) Chloride. If not for this reaction to occur you will have to supply current which is a flow of electrons and it will happen.

    Giovanni Ramírez
    BS. Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico-RRP
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