Solvay Process

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1. Na2CO3can be manufactured by Solvay’s process, but not K2CO3. Why? 2. Explain Five uses of sodium Carbonate 3. Explain three main environmental issues associated with Solvay’s process

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1. Na2CO3can be manufactured by Solvay's process, but not K2CO3. Why?Solvay process involves the following 3 steps.In the second step NaHCO3formed is insoluble in water while NH4Cl is soluble. So, the two compounds can be separated and the third reaction can be performed. If the second step is attempted with KCl in place of NaCl, the products formed will be KHCO3 and NH4Cl. Both these compounds are soluble in water and hence cannot be separated easily.Explain Five uses of sodium Carbonate3. Explain three main environmental issues associated with Solvay's processThe ma

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