A chemist reacts 50.0 mL of 4.5 M carbonic acid (H2CO3) with excess potassium hydroxide. How many grams of potassium carbonate are produced?

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A chemist reacts 50.0 mL of 4.5 M carbonic acid (H2CO3) with excess potassium hydroxide. How many grams of potassium carbonate are produced?

Answer:

Strictly speaking, the chemist cannot react anything with anything else. He can mix things, he can allow things to react; he can even react with them if he isn’t careful. The verb “to react,” however, is intransitive. It does not take a direct object.

How many grams would be produced if he did it right, though?