posted by kat .
When surface water dissolves carbon dioxide, carbonic acid (H2CO3) is formed. When the water moves underground through limestone formations, the limestone dissolves and caves are sometimes produced.
CaCO3(s) + H2CO3(aq) Ca(HCO3)2(aq)
What mass of limestone must have dissolved if 4.93 1010 kg of calcium hydrogen carbonate was produced?
would the correct answer be 3.04e13??
i found this by taking 4.93e10kg converting it to grams= 4.93e13g Ca(HCO3)2 then converting that to moles and then setting that equal to limestone (CacCO3) and converting that then to grams.
triple post. See comments above.