# Net ionic equation

1. Oct 8, 2008

### BoundByAxioms

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

....I would show my answer but the forum is not working well right now.

Last edited: Oct 8, 2008
2. Oct 9, 2008

### sumzup

(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?

3. Oct 9, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

There is no electron transfer in this reaction.

4. Oct 9, 2008

### BoundByAxioms

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

5. Oct 9, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

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-

6. Oct 9, 2008

### BoundByAxioms

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?

7. Oct 9, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

Yes, memory and training.