• Question: What happens when you react ethanoic acid and magnesium sulphate?

    Asked by anon-250020 on 19 Mar 2020.
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      M S answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Okay I havent done chemistry in a while

      MgSO4 + 2 CH3COOH = Mg(CH3COO)2 + SO3 + H2O

      Magnesium Sulfate + Ethanoic Acid = Magnesium Acetate + Sulfur Trioxide + Water

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      Nathan Kindred answered on 19 Mar 2020:

      Chemistry isn’t my area but Mahrukh’s answer sounds good to me! 🙂

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      Ioana Grigoras answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      I wouldn’t have known what happens. Thanks Mahrukh!

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      Sophie Arthur answered on 20 Mar 2020:

      Chemistry is definitely not my strong suit as my teachers were awful.

      What I do know from Mahrukh’s answer is the sulphur trioxide is a component of acid rain