# What is the correct chemical equation for vinegar and baking soda?

I am trying to put lesson plans together for a basic, introductory chemistry class I am teaching this summer. On the internet, I have found 2 different chemical equations for the vinegar/baking soda reaction.
Equation 1:
CH3COOH + NaHCO3 ---> CH3COONa + H2O + CO2
Equation 2:
NaHCO3 + HC2H3O2 [YIELDS]...
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I am trying to put lesson plans together for a basic, introductory chemistry class I am teaching this summer. On the internet, I have found 2 different chemical equations for the vinegar/baking soda reaction.

Equation 1:

CH3COOH + NaHCO3 ---> CH3COONa + H2O + CO2

Equation 2:

NaHCO3 + HC2H3O2 [YIELDS] NaC2H3O2 + H2O + CO2

Which one is right? Why is it right?

Equation 1:

CH3COOH + NaHCO3 ---> CH3COONa + H2O + CO2

Equation 2:

NaHCO3 + HC2H3O2 [YIELDS] NaC2H3O2 + H2O + CO2

Which one is right? Why is it right?

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