Lithium Carbonate Sulfuric Acid Reaction, 2 of 3

Lithium Carbonate Sulfuric Acid Reaction, 2 of 3

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Caption: Lithium carbonate reacts with sulfuric acid, 2 of 3. Solid lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) powder is added to a beaker with 0.2 M sulfuric acid (H2SO4). In the reaction, H2SO4 + Li2CO3 -> Li2SO4 + CO2 + H2O, bubbles of carbon dioxide gas (CO2) are produced. This is an example of a carbonate-acid reaction, which in itself is a double-replacement reaction followed by a decomposition reaction.

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Keywords: acid, beaker, bubbles, carbon dioxide, carbonate, chemical, chemistry, co2, decomposition, displacement reaction, double displacement reaction, double replacement reaction, gas, h2so4, li2co3, lithium, reaction, replacement reaction, salt, science, solution, sulfuric acid

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