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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Write a balanced equation for reaction of the basic oxide, magnesium oxide, with water.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The balanced equation for the magnesium oxide in water should be written.

Concept introduction:

The law of conservation of mass states that no atoms can be created or destroyed in a chemical reaction, therefore, the number of atoms present in the reactants is equal to the number of atoms present in the products.

Explanation

  

Magnesium oxide is a basic compound, Magnesium oxide reacts with water molecule and forms the magnesium hydroxide [

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