Types of Chemical Reactions

1. Dec 7, 2004

Raza

Hello, I just need some help on these questions and some explaining.

I need help writing the condensed word equation for these chemical equations:

A)$$Li + Hg(ClO)_2 \xrightarrow~Hg + LiClO$$
Maybe: Lithium + Mercury(II) Chlorine oxide ------> Lithium Carbonate

B)$$C_8H_1_8 + O_2 \xrightarrow~CO_2 + H_2O$$
Maybe: Hydrocarbon + oxygen ------> Carbonate + Water

C)$$KOH + FeCl_3 \xrightarrow~KCI + Fe(OH)_3$$
Maybe: Potassium Hydroxide + Iron Chlorate ------> Iron (III) Hydroxide

D)$$Au + O_2 \xrightarrow~Au_2O$$
Maybe: Gold + Oxygen ------> Gold oxide

E)$$KCI\xrightarrow~K + Cl_2$$
Maybe: Potassium Carbon Iodine ------> Chlorine

F)$$Ni + Cl_2 \xrightarrow~NiCl_3$$
Maybe: Nitrogen + Chlorine ------> Nitrogen Chloride

G)$$Sr(IO_3)_2 \xrightarrow~SrI_2 + O_2$$
Maybe: Strontium(II) Iodate ----> Strontium Diodite

And also, how would you write this out into a chemical equation:

A solution of carbonate and hydrogen hydroxide are produced when limewater reacts with your breath.

$$\xrightarrow~$$

Thanks

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2. Dec 8, 2004

chem_tr

A: redox reaction; B: total combustion; C: precipitation; D: oxidation; E: electrolysis; and F: redox reaction.

Our breath contains carbon dioxide; and this gives calcium carbonate precipitate when it reacts with lime water (Ca(OH)2).

3. Dec 8, 2004

Raza

What about the word equations, did I do them right?
by the way, I know only three of them ; synthesis, decomposition and combustion. This is for grade 11 chemistry.

4. Dec 8, 2004

chem_tr

Your nomenclature contains some serious error, unfortunately. You need to study about chemical nomenclature rules a bit more intensely.

First: ClO- anion is "hypochlorite".
Second: The hydrocarbon is octane, but you may generalize it by writing like CnH2n+2.
Third: FeCl3 is read as "iron chloride".
Fourth: It is okay, but since gold contains 1+ and 3+ charges, it would be better to include its oxidation state by saying "gold(I) oxide"; but the one you wrote is not wrong at all.
Fifth: "Potassium carbon iodide" is a mistake; this one should be "potassium chloride". Moreover, this is not a nuclear reaction in which you convert iodine to chlorine
Sixth: Ni is the symbol for nickel metal, not nitrogen, which is shown with N.

5. Dec 8, 2004

Raza

Thank You very much.
This whole thing is confusing to me.
And is that all the mistake?

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6. Dec 8, 2004