What is the word equation for carbonate and acid?
Carbonate and acid react and produce, carbon dioxide and water as products.
The word equation for the reaction between Sodium carbonate and hydrochloric acid is: Sodium carbonate + Hydrochloric acid = sodium chloride + carbon dioxide + water The balanced equation is: Na2CO3(aq) + 2HCl(aq) --> 2NaCl(aq) + CO2(g) +H2O(l) All the acid and the carbonate is used up in the reaction giving a salt, carbon dioxide and water. This is a neutralisation reaction.
A reaction between an acid and a carbonate gives a salt, water and carbon dioxide. So the word equation is: acid + carbonate -----> salt + carbon dioxide + water eg: hydrochloric acid + calcium carbonate ----> calcium chloride + carbon dioxide + water See: http://www.sky-web.net/science/reaction-types.htm