Problem: Magnesium carbonate, magnesium oxide, and magnesium hydroxide are all white solids that react with acidic solutions.Write a balanced molecular equation and a net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when magnesium oxide reacts with a hydrochloric acid solution.

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  • Magnesium oxide will appear as MgO (s) while hydrochloric acid as HCl.
  • Reaction is an acid-base reaction where water + salt is produced
  • Acid-base reaction is also a double displacement reaction where counterions are being switched. 
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Magnesium carbonate, magnesium oxide, and magnesium hydroxide are all white solids that react with acidic solutions.

Write a balanced molecular equation and a net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when magnesium oxide reacts with a hydrochloric acid solution.

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