You will be adding a solution containing potassium carbonate to a solution containing...

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You will be adding a solution containing potassium carbonate to a solution containing hydrochloric acid. What risk is associated with this?

(a) autoignition

(b) potassium reacts with water exothermically, with evolution of flammable hydrogen gas

(c) release of carbon dioxide with vigorous bubbling/frothing

(d) release of toxic chlorine gas

(e) all of the above

Reaction of Acid with Salt

Acids generally reacts with salts such as carbonate to form another salt and water along with release of carbon-dioxide. However, it does not react with all salts like hydrochloric acid don not react with sodium chloride.

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  • The formula for the potassium carbonate is {eq}{K_2}C{O_3} {/eq} . It is a salt that is highly soluble in water.
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