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Homework Help: Magnesium nitrate is a salt?

  1. Nov 1, 2006 #1
    why magnesium nitrate does not react with sulphuric acid?:confused:
    can somebody help answering? thank you.:smile:
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  3. Nov 1, 2006 #2
    salt: a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)

    2HNO3 + MgO → Mg(NO3)2 + H2O
  4. Nov 1, 2006 #3
    er.. i still dont understand why magnesium nitrate does not react with sulphuric acid?
    i understand what is salt already. thankyou.
  5. Nov 1, 2006 #4


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    No, we can't, unless you show some original effort first. Please read the posting guidelines for this sub-forum.
  6. Nov 1, 2006 #5
    well, H2SO4 is a strong acid, while NO- is a weak base?
  7. Nov 1, 2006 #6
    Have you written out the equation? The unit from which this question is drawn (thermodynamics, acids/bases, etc.) might lend you a hint.
  8. Nov 2, 2006 #7
    erm...i seem to have completely miss-read your question.....sorry
  9. Nov 2, 2006 #8
    The question was for the OP.
  10. Nov 2, 2006 #9
    So was my post :)
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