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”


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


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27 Responses to “Chemical Reactions Part 2- Reactions of Metal Carbonates with Acids”
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    On February 24, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Nice, Thanks

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    On July 1, 2008 at 7:19 am

    do metal carbonate react with alkali?

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    On September 16, 2008 at 1:13 pm

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

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    On October 29, 2008 at 12:59 pm

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  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??

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    agree. how do you balance these equations??

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    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??

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