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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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

Write a balanced equation for the reaction of sulfur trioxide gas with water.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The balanced equation for the sulfur trioxide in water should be given.

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

Acidic oxides are oxides that can react with water molecule which forms an acid, therefore, Sulfur trioxide reacts violently with water to produce concentrated sulfuric acid (H2SO4)

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