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Define: Thermal Decomposition
Breaking down of chemical substances into simpler substances using strong heat.
Metal Carbonate -->
Metal Oxide + Carbon Dioxide
What colour is Calcium Carbonate?
What colour is Copper Carbonate?
What two Carbonates are thermally stable and DO NOT break down?
K2CO3 and Na2CO3
Metal Bicarbonate -->
Metal Carbonate + Carbon Dioxide + Water
What are the only bicarbonates that exist in solid form?
Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Bicarbonate. All other bicarbonates exist in solution.
Metal Hydroxide -->
Metal Oxide + Water
What are two hydroxides that do not decompose?
NaOH and KOH, they are thermally stable.
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