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Homework Help: Chemical reaction equation

  1. Mar 29, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The equation for the reaction of Al and KOH solution

    3. The attempt at a solution

    [tex]Al\rightarrow[/tex] + [tex]KOH\rightarrow[/tex] Al(OH)+ K

    I seriously don't know if this is the correct equation to represent the reaction between Al and KOH solution.
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  3. Mar 30, 2009 #2


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    Have you checked what your book states about chemical properties of Al?
  4. Mar 30, 2009 #3


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    What kind of reaction do you expect? What should be the electrical charge associated with the Al before and after the reaction? What happened to the "K" on the products side of the reaction? What should its charge be? What kind of reactions are you studying in your current book's section?
  5. Mar 30, 2009 #4
    Thanks for the help guys, l found out my mistake
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