. What happens when nitric acid is added to egg shell


Best Answer

Explanation:

A brisk effervescence is observed when nitric acid is added to the egg shell.

This is because of the presence of calcium carbonate in the eggshell, which reacts with nitric acid to form calcium nitrate and carbon dioxide gas.

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The effervescence is because of the carbon dioxide gas released.

Final Answer: 

The calcium carbonate in eggshell reacts with nitric acid to form calcium nitrate and carbon dioxide.

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