Gem asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 5 years ago

AS CHEMISTRY Reaction of Aluminium carbide, Al4C3, sodium hydroxide?

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Is it alright if you guys give me formula? Thanks :D and here's the question.

Aluminium carbide, Al4C3, reacts readily with aqueous sodium hydroxide. The two products of the reaction are NaAlO2 and a hydrocarbon. Water molecules are involved as reactants.

What is the formula of the hydrocarbon?

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    5 years ago

    Al4C3 + 12H2O- -> 4Al(OH)3 + 3CH4

    Al(OH)3 + NaOH --> NaAlO2 + 2H2O

    Al(OH)3 + NaOH --> Na[Al(OH)4].

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