2.2 Reactions of Carbonates

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2.2 Reactions of Carbonates

Metal carbonates decompose when heated:  (Metal carbonates + Heat = Metal oxide + Co₂)

Carbonates react with acid to produce:   salt, water, Co₂

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TNvTPFEa1ME/UE2h8du1I6I/AAAAAAAAAAc/hApgETBfSG8/s320/thermal-decomposition-of-metal-carbonates-282.jpg)Carbon dioxide turns limewater cloudy.

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