Chemo help please?? What are the reaction steps?
For the following scenario, write all reaction steps and the net reaction. Assume all reactions are quantitative.
In a chemical analysis, hydrochloric acid is continuously added to a solution of sodium phosphate.
- Trevor HLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
Sodium phosphate is an all embracing term for a wide variety of compounds . But I assume that this question refers to sodium tri-phosphate , Na3PO4
The reaction with HCl occurs in 3 steps:
1) Na3PO4 + HCl → Na2HPO4 + NaCl
2) Na2HPO4 + HCl → NaH2PO4 + NaCl
3) NaH2PO4 + HCl → H3PO4 + NaCl
The overall reaction is
Na3PO4 + 3HCl → H3PO4 + 3NaCl.
- oeman50Lv 74 weeks ago
HCl + Na3PO4 ==> Na2HPO4 + NaCl
HCl + Na2HPO4 ==> NaH2PO4 + NaCl
HCl + NaH2PO4 ==> H3PO4 + NaCl
3HCl + Na3PO4 ==> H3PO4 + 3NaCl