posted by .

what is the chemical equation for citric acid + sodium hydroxide?

I will be happy to critique your thinking . Remember a salt and water will be formed.

is it :
C6H8O7 + 3NaOH--> NaC6H5O7 + 3H2O ?

I would have written citric acid in this form H3-C6H5O7, and sodium citrate as Na3C6H5O7 . Notice that the citrate ion is C6H5O7-3

It should balance...
H3-C6H5O7 + 3NaOH >>Na3C6H5O7 + 3H2O

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. Chemistry

    Can someone tell me if I am any where close or if I need to start over. When your acetic acid reacted with the sodium hydroxide, what are the two products that were formed?
  2. Chemistry

    Complete and balance the following neutralization reactions. then, write the names of all the reactants and all the products in each chemical reaction. A) HNO3 + Al(OH)3 = 3HNO3 + Al(OH)3 -> Al(NO3)3 + 3H2O Reactants: Nitric acid, …
  3. 12th grade

    C6H8O7 + 3NaOH --> NaC6H5O7 + 3H2O
  4. 12th grade

    C6H8O7 + 3NaOH --> NaC6H5O7 + 3H2O
  5. Chemistry

    Determine the molarity of a sodium hydroxide solution?
  6. Chem

    Citric acid (H3C6H5O7) is triprotic acid which reacts with NaOH according to the balanced chemical equation shown below what volume of 0.200m Naoh is required to titrate 7.50ml of lemon juice which is 0.245 m in citric acid?
  7. Chem

    The fizz produced when an alka-seltzer tablet is dissolved in water is due to the reaction between sodium bicarbonate and citric acid: 3NaHCO3 + H3C6H5O7 -> 3CO2 + 3H2O + Na3C6H5O7 In an Experiment 1.00 g of sodium bicarbonate and …
  8. science

    3NaHCO3(s) + C6H8O7(s) = 3CO2(g) + 3H2O(l) + Na3C6H5O7(aq) Who is the limiting reactant if you had 100g each of sodium bicarbonate and citric acid?
  9. Chemistry

    I missed a few days of school due to a sick child. I'm reviewing for an exam and the following questions are giving me trouble as I wasn't there when they were reviewed in class. If possible, I need the step-by-step process. Thanks. …
  10. Chemistry

    Suppose a student used 28.4 ml of 0.100 M NaOH solution to neutralize the 25.0 ml of the lemon juice sample which contains citric acid (H3A)in it. H3A + 3NaOH -----> Na3A + 3H2O Molar mass of citric acid = 192.2 g/mole a)What is …

More Similar Questions