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Fundamentals J

Postby itzeelpadillaDis1A » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:51 am

Difference between complete ionic equation and net ionic equation?

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Re: Fundamentals J

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:48 pm

When you write out the complete ionic equation you include all the species of that reaction. You might notice that you will have unchanged species on either side. So, when you write the net ionic equation, you cross off those unchanged species on either side because they aren't directly involved in the reaction. Those species are called spectator ions.

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Re: Fundamentals J

Postby Kevin Liu 3G » Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:55 pm

If it helps, the net ionic equation is generally shorter than the ionic equation so that's a good tip to remember.


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