metal hydroxide reaction in water?

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metal hydroxide reaction in water?

Postby Areena H 2K » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:58 pm

If you have a metal hydroxide that reacts with water, will your net equation be oh- and h20 or 2h2o?
For example
MOH + H20 --> M+ + OH- + H2O
vs
MOH + H3O+ --> M+ H20?
Is this essentially saying the same thing because we are taking H3O+ out of solution to make H2O or is it different?

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Re: metal hydroxide reaction in water?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:16 pm

M+ + OH- + H2O --> M+ + H2O + OH-
or net ionic equation simply: OH- + H2O --> H2O + OH-
Yes it is the same on both sides


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