We are asked to write net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when the two solutions are mixed.
CuSO4 (aq) + 2 KOH (aq) → Cu(OH)2 (s) + K2SO4 (aq)
Dissociate the aqueous species to ions:
Cu2+(aq) + SO42-(aq) + 2 K+(aq) + 2 OH-(aq) →Cu(OH)2 (s) + 2 K+(aq) + SO42-(aq)
Cancel spectators ions:
Consider two solutions, the first being 50.0 mL of 1.00 M CuSO4 and the second 50.0 mL of 2.00 M KOH. When the two solutions are mixed in a constant-pressure calorimeter, a precipitate forms and the temperature of the mixture rises from 21.5 oC to 27.7 oC.
Write net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when the two solutions are mixed.
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