Toilet bowl cleaners often contain hydrochloric acid to dissolve the calcium carbonate deposits that accumulate within a toilet bowl. How much calcium carbonate in grams can be dissolved by 5.8 g of HCl? (Hint: Begin by writing a balanced equation for the reaction between hydrochloric acid and calcium carbonate.)
The balanced equation is,
The stoichiometrically balanced equation tells us that each equivalent calcium salt requires 2 equivalent hydrochloric acid for reaction to give soluble calcium chloride and carbon dioxide gas.
Moles of HCl = 5.8⋅g/36.46⋅g⋅mol−1=...