Consider the unbalanced equation for the neutralization of acetic acid:αHC2H3O2(aq)+βBa(OH)2(aq) →γH2O(l)+δBa(C2H3O2)2(aq)Balance the equation.Give your answer as an ordered set of numbers α, β, γ, δ. Your answers should reflect the lowest whole-number ratio of coefficients.

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Consider the unbalanced equation for the neutralization of acetic acid:

αHC2H3O2(aq)+βBa(OH)2(aq) →γH2O(l)+δBa(C2H3O2)2(aq)

Balance the equation.
Give your answer as an ordered set of numbers α, β, γ, δ. Your answers should reflect the lowest whole-number ratio of coefficients.
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Step 1

The given unbalanced equation is,

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To balance the chemical equation, the number of atoms on the left-hand side must be equal to number of atoms on the right side. The number of atoms in the unbalanced reaction is shown as,

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Number on RHS Elements Number on LHS C 2 4 н 6 8 Ва 1 1

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To balance the above reaction, α = 2 and γ = 2. Substituting the values in the above equation, we ge...

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2 HС НО2 (аq) + Ba (ОН)2 (аq) 2 H2O (1)Ba(C2H3O2)2 (aq) Elements Number on LHS Number on RHS C 4 4 н 10 10 6 6 Ва 1 1

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