Write a balanced molecular, overall ionic and net ionic equations for the reaction between an aqueous soluttion?
Write a balanced molecular, overall ionic and net ionic equations for the reaction between an aqueous solution of phosphoric acid, H3PO4(aq)and an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide. The products are sodium phosphate and water.
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H3PO4(aq) + 3 NaOH(aq) ---> Na3PO4(aq) + 3 H2O now analyse. And compute what becomes ion and what doesn't H3PO4(aq) ionizes (partially) NaOH(aq) is a soluble ionic compound Na3PO4(aq) is a soluble ionic compound H2O is a molecule
3H+ + PO4-3 + 3Na+ + 3OH- ---> 3Na+ + PO4-3 + 3 H2O sodium and phosphate ions remain unchanged - they are spectators so
H+ + OH- ---> H2O (all the 3's reduce to 1)
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