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Equation for the reaction between YO2 and water.

  1. Feb 26, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    YO2 is a non-metal oxide. Write the equation for the reaction between YO2 and water.


    2. Relevant equations
    N/A


    3. The attempt at a solution
    YO2 + H2O ---> H2YO3

    That is my guess, but i'm not sure if the numbers 2 and 3 in the product are correct, or if the product is even correct.
     
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  3. Feb 26, 2007 #2

    chemisttree

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    Actually, nothing is correct... including the question. There is no such thing as YO2. The formula for yttrium oxide is Y2O3. Add water to that... nothing happens. Yttrium oxide is sparingly soluble in water.
     
  4. Feb 26, 2007 #3

    Borek

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    Unless Y stands just for "unknown"...
     
  5. Feb 26, 2007 #4
    im pretty sure it means unknown
     
  6. Feb 27, 2007 #5

    Borek

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    So your equation looks OK.
     
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