# Answer: When baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or sodium

Chapter 3, Problem 70P

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QUESTION:

When baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, $$\mathrm{NaHCO}_{3}$$) is heated, it releases carbon dioxide gas, which is responsible for the rising of cookies, donuts, and bread, (a) Write a balanced equation for the decomposition of the compound (one of the products is $$\mathrm{Na}_{2} \mathrm{CO}_{3}$$). (b) Calculate the mass of $$\mathrm{NaHCO}_{3}$$ required to produce 20.5 g of $$\mathrm{CO}_{2}$$.

QUESTION:

When baking soda (sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen carbonate, $$\mathrm{NaHCO}_{3}$$) is heated, it releases carbon dioxide gas, which is responsible for the rising of cookies, donuts, and bread, (a) Write a balanced equation for the decomposition of the compound (one of the products is $$\mathrm{Na}_{2} \mathrm{CO}_{3}$$). (b) Calculate the mass of $$\mathrm{NaHCO}_{3}$$ required to produce 20.5 g of $$\mathrm{CO}_{2}$$.

Step 1 of 2

Here we have to write the balanced equation for the decomposition of sodium bicarbonate  and have to calculate the mass of  required to produce 20.5 g of .

(a)The decomposition reaction of sodium bicarbonate is given below,

Step 2 of 2

(b) Here we have to calculate the mass of