# Net Ionic Equation Help

1. Sep 30, 2011

### DRC12

What is the net ionic equation of Al(OH)3(s)+3HCl(aq)=AlCl3(aq)+3H20

Cl is the only spectator ion
Al3+ +3OH3- +3H3+ = Al3+ +3H2O

2. Sep 30, 2011

### Staff: Mentor

You were told Al(OH)3(s)

3. Sep 30, 2011

### DRC12

I was given Al(OH)3(s)+HCl(aq)
then solved and balanced the equation as Al(OH)3(s)+3HCl(aq)=AlCl3(aq)+3H2O(l)
and I know thats correct I just can't figure out the net ionic equation and I'm not entirely sure what the spectator ions are but I'm pretty positive the only ones Cl

4. Sep 30, 2011

### Staff: Mentor

You are right about spectators, but you are wrong about Al(OH)3 being dissociated. It is given as Al(OH)3(s) for a reason.

5. Sep 30, 2011

### DRC12

So now i have it as Al(OH)3(s)+3H3+(aq)=3H2O(l)+Al3-(aq)

thats still not right but is that what you meant by being given Al(OH)3(s)?

6. Sep 30, 2011

### Staff: Mentor

Equation is so off my eyes hurt from looking, but you are on the right track now. Just half of the substances you listed don't exist.