nitric acid → HNO3 (aq) → H+ (aq) + NO3- (aq)
magnesium hydroxide → Mg(OH)2(s) → Mg2+ (aq) + 2 OH- (aq)
H+ (aq) + OH- (aq) → H2O (l)
Mg2+ (aq) + NO3- (aq) → Mg(NO3)2 → all nitrates are soluble → aqueous
Neutralization reaction between Mg(OH)2(s) and hydrochloric acid. Milk of magnesia is a suspension of water-insoluble magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH)2(s), in water. When sufficient hydrochloric acid, HCl(aq), is added a reaction ensues that leads to an aqueous solution containing Mg2+(aq) and Cl-(aq) ions.
If you used nitric acid instead of hydrochloric acid in this reaction, what products would form? Complete the balanced chemical formula.
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