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When using ICE tables and trying to figure out the initial equilibrium composition of a given problem, will the chemical equation or formula of the problem be given always or will we sometimes have to write it out ourselves? I am asking because sometimes I mess up the chemical formula on my own which will naturally derail the whole process in trying to solve the original problem.
Worst case the chemical equation may not be written out for you but the problem will tell you the substance and it's molecular formula would be given if it's not a common substance. You would then have to add H2O to make a reaction, unless stated otherwise, and balance the equation yourself.
There may also be situations where you could just use the basic outline for a chemical equation (HA, H3O+, OH-) if you know how the reaction proceeds. This could help you save time and make the problem easier instead of spending too much time getting the equation correct.
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