Tuesday, February 3, 2009

5.02 - Decomposition Reactions - 5:23

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KEY CONCEPTS:

1 reactant --> 2 or more products

metal hydrogen carbonate --> metal carbonate + CO2 + H2O
(the metal can be any of the metals to the left of the aluminum ladder combined with a hydrogen carbonate. The end products are CO2 and H2O along with the metal bonded to the carbonate)

i.e: NaHSO4 --> Na2SO4 + CO2 + H2O

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