Question on H15

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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Question on H15

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:50 pm

When balancing reactions and writing the states of the molecules, how do you know whether something is aqueous or liquid if it's not explicitly stated in the problem?
For example, H15, how am I supposed to know that HF is an aqueous solution as opposed to just liquid whereas water is liquid but not an aqueous solution?

This is the equation I'm referring to:

4HF (aq) + SiO2 (s) --> SiF4 (aq) + 2H2O (l)

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Re: Question on H15

Postby WUng_1D » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:10 pm

Most times the states of matter will just be given to you however, certain factors can indicate the state such as the type of reaction (combustion reaction) would need oxygen which is always a gas.

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Re: Question on H15

Postby Tracey Tran 3I » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:09 pm

A molecule is aqueous if it can be dissolved in water.

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Re: Question on H15

Postby Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:51 pm

Usually, the states of matter are given, but it can be helpful to recognize that aqueous solutions mean that the chemical is dissolved in water (you can use the polarity to determine whether or not that is plausible for that specific molecule).

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