Problem: As K2O dissolves in water, the oxide ion reacts with water molecules to form hydroxide ions.Enter the molecular equation for this reaction.

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Molecular equations are equations that depict an ionic compound as a molecule instead of its component ions.


For example K2O is an ionic compound and an ionic equation would show its reaction with water using its constituent ions which are K+ and O2-.

However, a molecular equation would only show it as K2O, not as its constituent ions.


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As K2O dissolves in water, the oxide ion reacts with water molecules to form hydroxide ions.

Enter the molecular equation for this reaction.