Chemistry C1 2.2 Reactions of carbonates.

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What do metal carbonates decompose when heated to produce?
The metal oxide and carbon dioxide when heated strongly enough.
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What do carbonates react with acids to produce?
A salt, water and carbon dioxide.
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How can you test for carbon dioxide?
Carbon dioxide turns limewater cloudy.
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What do all metal carbonates ave in common?
They all react in similar ways when heated or when reacted with acids.
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What metal carbonates do not decompose when heated with a Bunsen burner flame?
Sodium carbonate or potassium carbonate cannot get hot enough to decompose when heated with a Bunsen burner flame.
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Why does acid rain damage limestone?
The calcium carbonate in limestone reacts with acids in the rain.
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What is limewater?
Calcium hydroxide solution.
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What can limewater test for?
Carbon dioxide.
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What happens when limewater reacts with carbon dioxide?
It produces insoluble calcium carbonate which turns the limewater cloudy.
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What are the products when zinc carbonate is heated strongly?
.Zinc oxide and carbon dioxide.
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What is the word equation for the reaction of magnesium carbonate with hydrochloric acid?
Magnesium carbonate + hydrochloric acid (arrow symbol) magnesium chloride + carbon dioxide + water.
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