Ammonia and phosphoric acid

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Ammonia and phosphoric acid

Postby David Zhang 1B » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:54 pm

For the homework solution for Fundamentals J.9 (b), the equation written for the neutralization of ammonia and phosphoric acid doesn't include water. Do some neutralization reactions not produce water?

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Re: Ammonia and phosphoric acid

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:10 am

A neutralization reaction is when an acid and base react to form water and a salt and involves the combination of H+ ions and OH- ions to generate water. The neutralization of a strong acid and a strong base will result in a pH of 7 and a water and salt. However, the neutralization of a strong acid and a weak base will have a pH less than 7 and may or may not result in the production of water. Therefore, not all neutralization reactions need to produce water.

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