Net Ionic Equation Explanation from Textbook

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FDeCastro_1B
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Net Ionic Equation Explanation from Textbook

Postby FDeCastro_1B » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:59 pm

Hello, can someone explain this statement from the textbook? I'm not entirely sure as to what they mean by the formula for the molecular form.

When the net ionic equation is written for the neutralization of a weak acid or a weak base, the formula for the molecular form of the weak acid or base is used, because intact acid molecules are the dominant species in solution.

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Re: Net Ionic Equation Explanation from Textbook

Postby Kurtis Liang 3I » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:20 pm

I think it's saying that instead of splitting the weak acid/base into its individual elements like usually done in a net ionic equation, they are kept as whole molecules.


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