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  1. #1 How to work out salt formula in chemistry? 
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    I need to calculate the reaction between an Acid and Metal Carbonate for chemistry home work.
    It has to be a balanced equation of H3PO4 + MgCO3
    I know that Acid + Metal Carbonate --> Salt + H2O + CO2 but i was wondering how to work out what the salt is so I could use it in other equations?
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    Well, think about it. If CO<sub>2</sub> is a byproduct, do you think that there will be a carbonate ion left to form a salt? What are your other options?


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