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Types of Chemical Reactions

  1. Dec 7, 2004 #1
    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)[tex] Li + Hg(ClO)_2 \xrightarrow~Hg + LiClO[/tex]
    Maybe: Lithium + Mercury(II) Chlorine oxide ------> Lithium Carbonate

    B)[tex] C_8H_1_8 + O_2 \xrightarrow~CO_2 + H_2O[/tex]
    Maybe: Hydrocarbon + oxygen ------> Carbonate + Water

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

    D)[tex] Au + O_2 \xrightarrow~Au_2O[/tex]
    Maybe: Gold + Oxygen ------> Gold oxide

    E)[tex] KCI\xrightarrow~K + Cl_2[/tex]
    Maybe: Potassium Carbon Iodine ------> Chlorine

    F)[tex] Ni + Cl_2 \xrightarrow~NiCl_3[/tex]
    Maybe: Nitrogen + Chlorine ------> Nitrogen Chloride

    G)[tex] Sr(IO_3)_2 \xrightarrow~SrI_2 + O_2[/tex]
    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.


    Thanks :smile:
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2004
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  3. Dec 8, 2004 #2


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    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).
  4. Dec 8, 2004 #3
    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.
  5. Dec 8, 2004 #4


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    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 :smile:
    Sixth: Ni is the symbol for nickel metal, not nitrogen, which is shown with N.
  6. Dec 8, 2004 #5
    Thank You very much.
    This whole thing is confusing to me.
    And is that all the mistake?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2004
  7. Dec 8, 2004 #6
    Can someone please help me?
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