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TheAbsoluTurk

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## Homework Statement

Balance the following equation and write the corresponding

ionic and net ionic equation (if appropriate):

CH[itex]_{3}[/itex]COOH [itex]_{(aq)}[/itex]+ KOH [itex]_{(aq)}[/itex] [itex]\rightarrow[/itex]

## Homework Equations

None as far as I know.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I wrote:

CH[itex]_{3}[/itex]COOH [itex]_{(aq)}[/itex]+ KOH [itex]_{(aq)}[/itex] [itex]\rightarrow[/itex] CH[itex]_{3}[/itex]COOK [itex]_{(aq)}[/itex] + H[itex]_{2}[/itex]O [itex]_{(l)}[/itex]

But this is the wrong answer.

I don't understand why K[itex]^{+}[/itex] does not form a compound with CH[itex]_{3}[/itex]COO[itex]^{-}[/itex]. Can anyone tell what concept or law/theorem controls what compounds form and what compounds do not form? Why is K[itex]^{+}[/itex] a spectator ion in this reaction?