Proton transfer reactions?

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aisteles1G
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Proton transfer reactions?

Postby aisteles1G » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:50 pm

In the 7th edition book Fundamentals J.17 we have to write the proton transfer reactions of the ion with water. I wrote the equations almost correctly but the only thing that was wrong was I kept the ion in the equation and the solutions didn't, and I can't figure out why?
The question states "write the chemical equation for the proton transfer reaction of this cation or anion with water":
b)KClO
Solution: ClO+H2O-->HClO+OH

The potassium ion just goes away? why and how?

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Re: Proton transfer reactions?

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:41 pm

The potassium ion is part of the salt and makes no contribution to the pH.

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Re: Proton transfer reactions?

Postby Neil Hsu 2A » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:50 pm

To expand off of the previous answer, in a net ionic equation, any species that doesn't take part in the reaction (and therefore appears on both sides) are not shown. This just highlights the main species participating in the reaction. If it asks for the "chemical equation" like it does in the problem, having the potassium ion in there should be acceptable. So, you had it perfectly right! :)


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