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Ruby Richter 2L
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J.7b

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:16 am

The question asks you to select an acid and base for a neutralization reaction that results in the formation of (b) zinc nitrate. I'm confused as to how you know whether the N or Zn makes up the acid or base and how you would write the equation. Can someone explain please?

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Re: J.7b

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:10 pm

Since you know that nitrate has a negative charge, it would most likely be bonded to a hydrogen and act as an acid. Vice versa for zinc, because of its positive charge. Thus, this reaction takes into consideration that zinc hydroxide (a base) reacts with nitric acid (an acid) and forms a salt (zinc nitrate) and water.

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Re: J.7b

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:53 pm

Sahil Jog 1A wrote:Since you know that nitrate has a negative charge, it would most likely be bonded to a hydrogen and act as an acid. Vice versa for zinc, because of its positive charge. Thus, this reaction takes into consideration that zinc hydroxide (a base) reacts with nitric acid (an acid) and forms a salt (zinc nitrate) and water.


Makes sense thank you!


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