Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 19 - Acids, Bases, and Salts - 19.5 Salts in Solution - Chemistry & You: Green Chemistry: 2

Answer

When the sea salt was added, it added hydroxide ions to the water. The hydrogen carbonate ions then reacted with these hydroxide ions, which then produces carbonate ions and water.

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When the sea salt was added, it added hydroxide ions to the water. The hydrogen carbonate ions then reacted with these hydroxide ions, which then produces carbonate ions and water.
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