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6th Edition Problem 69 part B

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:41 pm
by Kimberly 1H
When finding the pH of .055M of AlCl3, the balanced chemical equation shows that there are 6 water molecules attached to Al and the overall charge is +3 on the reactants side. How come it can't be balanced with just 3 water molecules?

Re: 6th Edition Problem 69 part B

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:01 pm
by Chem_Mod
The extra 3 are used to get H3O+ from H+