Calcium carbonate reacts with aqueous HCl to give CaCl2 and CO2 according to the reaction, CaCO3 (s) + 2HCl (aq) → CaCl2(aq) + CO2(g) + H2O(l)



Q.35:- Calcium carbonate reacts with aqueous HCl to give CaCl2 and CO2 according to the reaction, CaCO3 (s) + 2HCl (aq) → CaCl2(aq) + CO2(g) + H2O(l)
What mass of CaCO3 is required to react completely with 25 mL of 0.75 M HCl?

 

 

Answer:-



1000 mL of 0.75 M HCl have 0.75 mol of HCl = 0.75×36.5 g = 24.375 g
∴ Mass of HCl in 25mL of 0.75 M HCl = 24.375/1000 × 25 g = 0.6844 g
From the given chemical equation,
CaCO3 (s) + 2HCl (aq) → CaCl2(aq) + CO2(g) + H2O(l)
2 mol of HCl i.e. 73 g HCl react completely with 1 mol of CaCO3 i.e. 100g
∴ 0.6844 g  HCl reacts completely with CaCO3 = 100/73 × 0.6844 g = 0.938 g