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Balancing citric acid +NaOH equation
« on: October 23, 2005, 12:22:03 PM »

Hello

I've tried to attempt to balance this equation:
 C6H8O7 + 3NaOH --> NaC6H5O7 + 3H2O

I dont know how this can be done can anyone help?

many thanks in advance!
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Re:Balancing citric acid +NaOH equation
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005, 12:25:08 PM »

This NaC6H5O7 should be Na3C6H5O7
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Re:Balancing citric acid +NaOH equation
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2005, 12:33:40 PM »

oh yes! Thanks!!!
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Re:Balancing citric acid +NaOH equation
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2005, 12:35:35 PM »

Sorry, just one more question, can this also be written as C6H5O7Na3?
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Re:Balancing citric acid +NaOH equation
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2005, 01:00:52 PM »

Its usually written the other way around.
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