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Chapter 6, Lesson 3 Multimedia

Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate

The chemical equation representing the reaction between calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate to yield calcium carbonate, sodium chloride, water, and carbon dioxide.  Space filling models of each of the molecules in the reaction are shown.
  • The atoms in the reactants are:
    1 calcium atom, 2 chlorine atoms, 2 sodium atoms, 2 hydrogen atoms, 2 carbon atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms
  • The atoms in the products are:
    1 calcium atom, 2 chlorine atoms, 2 sodium atoms, 2 hydrogen atoms, 2 carbon atoms, and 6 oxygen atoms
  • The chemical equation is balanced because the same type and number of atoms are in the reactants and products.