Question J.5  [ENDORSED]

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Jason Muljadi 2C
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Question J.5

Postby Jason Muljadi 2C » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:56 pm

Complete the overall equation, and write the complete ionic equation and the net ionic equation for each of the following acid–base reactions. If the substance is a weak acid or base, leave it in its molecular form in the equations.

(b) (CH3)3N(aq) + HNO3(aq) -->

For B, why does it become (CH3)3NHNO3(aq) instead of (CH3)3NO3(aq) + HN(aq)?

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Re: Question J.5  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:00 pm

This is a proton transfer reaction forming (CH3)3NH+(aq) + NO3-(aq).

The reaction you propose is far more complicated and does not occur in aqueous solution.

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Re: Question J.5

Postby Julia Meno 1D » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:10 pm

Why is it, then, written as (CH3)3NHNO3 (aq) instead of (CH3)3NH+(aq) + NO3-(aq)?

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