We are asked to balance the chemical reaction between formic acid (HCOOH) and NaOH
In order to balance the chemical reaction, we will follow these steps:
STEP 1: Balance the non-oxygen and non-hydrogen elements first
STEP 2: Balance Hydrogen
STEP 3: Balance Oxygen
STEP 4: Make sure that all the coefficients are whole numbers
Formic acid has the chemical formula HCOOH. It is a colorless liquid that has a density of 1.220 g/mL.
Formic acid can react with NaOH in aqueous solution to produce the formate ion, HCOO−. Write the balanced chemical equation for this reaction.
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