Consider the reaction between Sulfiric acid and zinc:
H2SO4 + Zn ->
What would be the ionic equation for this reaction?
The Attempt at a Solution
In solution it would be
H2+ + (SO4)2- + Zn -> Zn2+ + 2e- + (SO4)2- + H2+ -> Zn2+ + H2 (in ionic form)
but instead the answers gave Zn2+ + H2O
where did the O come from?