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Describe the reaction of carbonic acid with metals.


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Carbonic acid:

  • Carbonic acid is a weak acid.
  • The molecular formula of carbonic acid is H2CO3.
  • Carbonic acids do not react with metals.
  • It forms two salts carbonates and bicarbonates with acids.
  • Metal carbonates are formed by the reaction of a strong base with carbon dioxide.

For example :

2NaOH(aq)+CO2(g)Na2CO3(s)+CO2(g)


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