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There are to possible reactions depending on the relative amounts of each substance. If there is an abundance of sodium hydroxide the balanced equation will be:

2NaOH + H2CO3 --> 2H2O + Na2CO3

If there is more carbonic acid:

NaOH + H2CO3 --> H2O + NaHCO3

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Q: How do you balance sodium hydroxide carbonic acid?
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