Question About J.9 A

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DTingey_1C
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Question About J.9 A

Postby DTingey_1C » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:45 pm

In question J.9 A, you are asked to identify the salt formed from acid-base neutralization reactions. In A, potassium hydroxide and acetic acid are used. But, in the answers, it formats the potassium separate from the acetic acid and separated in salt form, like this:

CH3COOH + K+ + OH- ---> K+ + CH3CO2 + H2O

Are we expected to follow this format or is it acceptable to combine the ions? Like this:

CH3COOH + K+(OH)- - ---> K+(CH3CO2)- + H2O

Thanks.

MAC 4G
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Re: Question About J.9 A

Postby MAC 4G » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:49 pm

Hard to say because depending on which TA is grading that question, if it shows up on the exam, will determine whether or not they except it. So, it would be something to ask your TA about or Lavelle. But, the safest bet would be to write how the textbook has it.

Sorry I can't give you a more definitive answer.


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