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Net ionic equation

  1. Oct 8, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find the net ionic equation:
    2HClO(aq)+Ca(OH)[tex]_{2}[/tex](aq)[tex]\rightarrow[/tex] 2H[tex]_{2}[/tex]O(l)+Ca(ClO)[tex]_{2}[/tex](aq)[tex]



    ....I would show my answer but the forum is not working well right now.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
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  3. Oct 9, 2008 #2
    (P.S. subscripts, not superscripts)

    Answer this question, and you should be able to get the net ionic equation.

    Which species have a transfer of electrons, and which ones remain the same after the reaction has proceeded to completion?
     
  4. Oct 9, 2008 #3

    Borek

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    There is no electron transfer in this reaction.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2008 #4
    Yeah I know it's subscripts, but when I use Latex is spits them out as superscripts...

    Anyhow! I think the answer should just ultimately be:


    2H+ + 2ClO-+Ca2++2OH- --> 2H2O+Ca2++2ClO-

    And this ionic equation turns into the net ionic equation of:

    H++OH--->H2O
     
  6. Oct 9, 2008 #5

    Borek

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    I think that's because you are interleaving text and images.

    Could be OK, could be wrong, depends on what you should know. HClO is a weak acid, could be you are expected to write reaction equation as

    HClO+OH--->H2O+ClO-
     
  7. Oct 9, 2008 #6
    Ah, apparently I was expected to know that. Thanks for your help. How did you recognize that as a weak acid? Is it something you just know after a while?
     
  8. Oct 9, 2008 #7

    Borek

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    Yes, memory and training.
     
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