Chapter 3 Chemical Reactions - Study Questions - Page 137c: 44

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Sulfurous acid decomposes into water and sulfur dioxide. Reaction: $Na_2SO_3(aq)+2\ CH_3CO_2H(aq)\rightarrow 2\ NaCH_3CO_2(aq)+H_2O(l)+ SO_2(g)$ Reactants: Sodium sulfite, acetic acid. Products: Sodium acetate, water, sulfur dioxide.

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