Answer to Question #25426 in Other Chemistry for Bailey
In the chemical reaction, CaCl2+Na2Co3 yields CaCo3 + NaCl why does Co3 still keep the subscript of 3 even though when you crossed the positive 2 and negative two charges they canceled each other out?
It is a reaction of exchange. CO3 is an ion. Noneof its components changes its charge. So CO3 still has thesubscript of 3.