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Postby Cavalli_1H » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:30 pm

"Identify the salt that is produced from the acid-base neutralization reaction between (a) potassium hydroxide and acetic acid (b),(c) etc..."

What is a good way to approach this? I know that one product would have to be H2O, but other than that I'm not really sure where to go from there.

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Postby Ryan Yee 1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:30 pm

Well, neutralization reactions between acids and bases always form water and salt, so since you know that water will always be a product, you can write the conjugate bases and acids for the reactants and attempt to combine them. In the first example, the conjugates are K+ and CH3COO-, which you can combine to form KCH3COO, a salt. If the charges are different, then cross them to find the quantity of each individual reactant you need.

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Postby Chantel_2I » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 am

After taking out H2O because you know water and a salt are formed, try combining the anion of one molecule with the cation of the other to find the salt.

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Postby Letty Liu 2C » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:43 pm

Does anybody have the answers to this problem? I tried to identify the salts but am not sure if I did it right.

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Postby Drake Choi_1I » Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:24 am

The answer to part a is CH3CO2K, potassium acetate. part b is (NH4)3P04, ammonium phosphate. part c is Ca(BrO2)2, calcium bromite. Part d is Na2S, sodium sulfide.

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