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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

Complete and balance the equations for the following acid-base reactions. Name the reactants and products.

(a) H3PO4(aq) + KOH(aq) →

(b) H2C2O4(aq) + Ca(OH)2(s) →

(H2C2O4 is oxalic acid, an acid capable of donating two H+ions. See Study Question 31.)

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given reaction should be balanced and the reactant and product should be named.

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

The balanced equation for the given reaction is shown below.

  

Potassium hydroxide is reacts with phosphoric acid which gives potassium phosphate and water.

Balanced equation is,

Balance the potassium atom in the given equation, when balancing the equation, we should not alter the subscripts and we can change coefficients.  There are three potassium atoms in the right side and one potassium atoms in the left side.  Therefore three molecule of Potassium hydroxide is added to left side of reaction. Therefore the balanced equation is given below...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The given reaction should be balanced and the reactant and product should be named.

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.

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