Main Question or Discussion Point
I'd like to write the chemical equation for the reaction of 1 mole of ammonium hydroxide with .1 mole of formic acid. I understand that NH4OH is not ammonium hydroxide, and it is more accurate to write NH3, implying NH3 (ammonia) + HCO2H (formic acid) --> NH4HCO2 (ammonium formate) but would there also be water produced from the reaction? Also this reaction has a 1:1 mole ratio for the ammonia and formic acid so would I also add a term on the right for excess ammonia that does not react? Thanks for the help - I haven't had a chemistry course in years.