Mineral compostion

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In the mineral breakdown of Carbonic Acid that we did in class Monday, I am confused as to where the 3 came from in H CO ? 2 3 How is it that CO + H O make a 3 on H CO ? 2 2 2 3 I thought I had it figured out myself, but it is really confusing and I lost it! Could someone please explain this to me. Thank you

-- Tina Miller (sultice@aol.com), February 27, 2001


carbonic acid is made up of carbon dioxide (CO2) and water(H2O).If you add them you'll see there is two hydrogens,one carbon, and three oxygen (H2CO3).

-- Sandra Feocco (DOMINICK F @ Prodigy.NET), February 27, 2001.

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