For the following chemical reaction HCN (aq) + KOH (aq) = H2O (l) + KCN (aq) Write the net ionic equation, inc?

For the following chemical reaction HCN (aq) + KOH (aq) = H2O (l) + KCN (aq)

Write the net ionic equation, including the phases.

3 Answers

  • The net ionic equation is:

    H^+ (aq) + OH^- (aq) -> H2O (l)

    Since the CN ion and the K ion are remaining aqueous, they are spectator ions and do not need to be included in the equation.

    The H and the OH combine to for a liquid water which is a different state than (aq).

    Whenever you have a reaction that has H^+(aq) and OH^-(aq) reacting to for H2O (l) that is called an acid base neutralization.

  • Kcn Chemistry

  • Actually HCN is a weak electrolyte so you can’t separate it, so your answer is HCN(aq)+OH^-(aq) —> CN^-(aq)+H2O(l).

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