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posted by Gille

How do I calculate how much sodium bicarbonate I need to neutralise 1L of 18M sulphuric acid?

  1. DrBob222

    Write the balanced equation.
    2NaHCO3 + H2SO4 ==>2H2O + 2CO2 + Na2SO4

    Convert 1 L 18M H2SO4 to moles. M x L = moles.

    Using the coefficients in the balanced equation, convert moles H2SO4 to moles NaHCO3.

    Finally, convert moles NaHCO3 to grams.
    grams = moles x molar mass.
    Post your work if you get stuck.

  2. Gille

    Hi Dr Bob
    Thanks for getting back but unfortunatley I am completely lost on this! Can you give me the figures please before I go nuts!!
    Thanks G

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