hydrogen carbonate - a salt of carbonic acid (containing the anion HCO3) in which one hydrogen atom has been replaced; an acid carbonate.What causes low HCO3?
High levels may be caused by heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), fluid in the lungs, dehydration, vomiting and overuse of antacids (which contain bicarbonate) or diuretics. Low levels of HCO3 may be caused by kidney or liver disease, uncontrolled diabetes, severe malnutrition, diarrhea, severe burns,...What elements are in NaHCO3?
It is a chemical compound, sodium hydrogen carbonate, with the formula NaHCO 3. The elements within it are sodium, hydrogen, carbon, oxygen. It is a white crystalline powder.Does carbonate and bicarbonate both have hydrogen?
Both carbonate and bicarbonate are ions containing carbon and oxygen atoms. However, bicarbonate ion has a hydrogen atom as well. Therefore, this hydrogen atom causes the ion to become monovalent anions while the carbonate is a divalent anion.