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Net Ionic Equation Help

  1. Sep 30, 2011 #1
    What is the net ionic equation of Al(OH)3(s)+3HCl(aq)=AlCl3(aq)+3H20

    The answer a got was
    Cl is the only spectator ion
    Al3+ +3OH3- +3H3+ = Al3+ +3H2O
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2011 #2

    Borek

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    You were told Al(OH)3(s)
     
  4. Sep 30, 2011 #3
    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
     
  5. Sep 30, 2011 #4

    Borek

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    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.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2011 #5
    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)?
     
  7. Sep 30, 2011 #6

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    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.
     
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