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Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:23 pm
by Schuyler_Howell_4D
How do you write a neutralization reaction if they give you the product? How do you decide what acid/base to use?

Re: Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:32 pm
by Rachel Dang 1H
If they give you a salt as the product, I think we are supposed to identify the cation and anion and assume that the other product was liquid water and work from there.

Re: Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:38 pm
by Amy Lefley 1J
I think you are referring to problem 7 in Fundamentals J. A neutralization reaction is an acid and base reacting to form a salt and water. If we are given the salt and know that water is always produced, we just have to find the two reactants. For part A, for instance, we are given the salt KBr and asked to write the neutralization reaction. K has to be part of the base because bases have OH which is negative so need a positive charge. Br is part of the acid because acids usually have an H which is positive and Br is negative. Balance the charges of the molecules and the reaction as a whole and you have the neutralization reaction.

Re: Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:29 pm
by 305127455
Taking H2O as another product of the reaction and filling the reactants should work.

Re: Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:15 am
by Pritish Patil 1K
Use water as another product and fill in the reactants.

Re: Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:08 pm
by Madelyn Romberg 3L
Always remember water is a product, so there will be a cation paired with a hydroxyl and an anion paired with a H+ ion. So work backwards to fill in the missing pieces

Re: Neutralization Reactions

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:59 pm
by 105002507
You should use water as another product and fill in the reactants after