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Homework Help: Net Ionic Equation for HF+KOH

  1. Feb 28, 2015 #1

    Drakkith

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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The net ionic equation for the reaction between aqueous solutions of HF and KOH is___.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    At first I thought it would simply be H+ + OH- = H2O, with the K and F ions as spectator ions.
    But the answer is apparently HF + OH- = H2O + F-.

    Is this because HF is a weak acid that doesn't dissociate completely in water?
     
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  3. Feb 28, 2015 #2

    Borek

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    Yes. KOH is a strong base, fully dissociated, HF is a weak acid, dissociated only partially.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2015 #3

    Drakkith

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    Thanks Borek!
     
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