Molecular Equation: K2O(aq) + H2O(l) → KOH(aq)
**need to add a coeffient of 2 to KOH to balance the reaction
K2O(aq) + H2O(l) → 2KOH(aq)
Total Ionic Equation (i.e. aqueous species are the ones broken up in solution)
2K+(aq) + O2-(aq) + H2O(l) → 2K+(aq) + 2OH-(aq)
As K2O dissolves in water, the oxide ion reacts with water molecules to form hydroxide ions.
Based on the definitions of acid and base, identify the acid and base in this reaction. Then identify the spectator ion.
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