Chemical Reactions Part 2- Reactions of Metal Carbonates with Acids

A continuation about Chemical Reactions. This one is about the reaction of Metal Carbonates with Acids, and again, is easy to understand.

A Metal Carbonate is a metal combined with Carbon and Oxygen, e.g. Copper Carbonate, Calcium Carbonate, etc. When a metal carbonate reacts with acid, Carbon Dioxide gas is released and a salt is formed.

Different acids react to form different salts:

Hydrochloric Acid ? Chloride

Sulphuric Acid ? Sulphate

Nitric Acid ? Nitrate

The general equation for the reaction of a Metal Carbonate with Acid is

“Metal Carbonate + Acid ? Salt + Carbon Dioxide + Water”

Example

Copper Carbonate + Sulphuric Acid ? Copper Sulphate + Carbon Dioxide + Water

Zinc Carbonate + Hydrochloric Acid ? Zinc Chloride + Carbon Dioxide + Water

Potassium Chloride + Nitric Acid ? Potassium Nitrate + Carbon Dioxide + Water

Etc.

19
Liked it
27 Responses to “Chemical Reactions Part 2- Reactions of Metal Carbonates with Acids”
  1. Chris Says...

    On February 24, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Nice, Thanks


  2. passerby Says...

    On July 1, 2008 at 7:19 am

    do metal carbonate react with alkali?


  3. shelby Says...

    On September 16, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Do you know anything about the reactions of metal oxides and acids?


  4. halima Says...

    On September 21, 2008 at 7:59 am

    i think that this web poage will help all the peaple that whnt to learn about science and all the people that whant rivise there test.And it helped me to pass my test,so thankes and make shure u make it more fun by putting on some games and that will make it so much fun byyyyyyyyyy!!!! xxxxxxx


  5. doing homework Says...

    On October 29, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    this is very basic needs more info but well/simply explained


  6. junaid Says...

    On November 6, 2008 at 8:54 am

    i love all my subjects and i love to learn


  7. Science freak Says...

    On November 19, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you for giving me this infortmation.It has helped with my
    homework.I know know that all acids react with metals to create a gas now.


  8. ksomeh Says...

    On November 19, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Please could you awnser my question.Does all acids react with metal carbonates?


  9. science nerd Says...

    On February 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    This info helped alot.
    But what is aluminium+ iron in a carbonate encironment??


  10. sam tom Says...

    On February 9, 2009 at 3:31 am

    good


  11. conner midgley Says...

    On February 9, 2009 at 3:32 am

    i hate science


  12. Henry Says...

    On February 26, 2009 at 10:53 am

    I hate science even more than you do


  13. Penelope. Says...

    On March 2, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I LOVE SCIENCE (:


  14. chetan Says...

    On October 22, 2009 at 6:55 am

    Scienece is for gay and lesbain people!!!!
    im good at it though :D
    got 3 A’s in my A levels :)


  15. james Says...

    On November 9, 2009 at 7:27 am

    sciene is for fat kids mostly do u guys agree ?


  16. loz Says...

    On November 11, 2009 at 12:49 am

    agree. how do you balance these equations??


  17. agnes peach-plum smith Says...

    On November 11, 2009 at 1:02 am

    copper carbonate sulfuric acid = copper sulfate carbon dioxide water.

    cuCO3 H2SO4 = CuSO4 CO2 H2O

    do you use the separate the carbon and the oxygen??


  18. Sciencelover Says...

    On November 30, 2009 at 5:39 am

    I love science. It is one of my favorite subjects.


  19. Koyeas Ahmed Says...

    On January 22, 2010 at 10:28 am

    hello science is interesting .


  20. Koyeas Ahmed Says...

    On January 22, 2010 at 10:30 am

    i love tammurr <3


  21. Ahsan Ghafoor Says...

    On January 22, 2010 at 10:40 am

    ii think this is a very useful website :D


  22. kfygfed Says...

    On April 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

    go away ]

    hehe boring people :)


  23. maniac Says...

    On December 12, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I can’t believe so many people loves to study! so many suckers :P


  24. maniac Says...

    On December 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    oh, and, what are the observations of these reactions?


  25. ADP Productions Says...

    On May 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks for the help! :) :) :) :)


  26. anjali Says...

    On June 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

    thanks for help


  27. bumming cod much Says...

    On November 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

    bumming cod all the time yeeeeeeeeeep!!!


Post Comment
comments powered by Disqus