What Happens When You Mix Water and Soda Ash?
By Soraya Byrdsong and Alli Bemton

. The reactants for water and soda ash are H2O and NaCO3 and the products are NaOH + H2CO3. On the right side of the unbalanced equation there are 2 hydrogen, 4 oxygen, 3 sodium, and 1 carbon. On the right side of the unbalanced equation there are 3 hydrogen, 3 oxygen, 1 sodium, and 1 carbon. The balanced equation is 2 H2O + Na2CO3 = 2 NaOH + H2CO3. Soda ash is also known as sodium carbonate, which is in baking soda and chalk and is normally used as a cleaning agent.

Water and soda ash creates an exothermic reaction

Water and soda ash creates an exothermic reaction because energy was applied ( it got hotter.) The highest temperature is about 34 degrees C. The lowest temperature is 22.3 degrees C. We know that there was a substance change because it got hotter and there were bubbles which meant that a gas had formed.

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