We are asked to write the net ionic equation for the reaction of hydrochloric acid (HCl) solution and sodium formate (NaCHO2) solution.
We will refer to the solubility rules in order to determine the state of the products.
•Soluble Ionic Compounds:
▪Group 1A ions (Li+, Na+, K+, etc.) and Ammonium ion (NH4+) are soluble
▪Nitrates (NO3-), Acetates (CH3COO- or C2H3O2-), and most Perchlorates (ClO4-) are soluble
▪Cl-, Br-, and I- are soluble except when paired with Ag+, Pb2+, Cu+, Hg22+
▪Sulfates (SO42-) are soluble except those of Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Ag+, and Pb2+
• Insoluble Ionic Compounds:
Write the net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when a solution of hydrochloric acid (HCl) is mixed with a solution of sodium formate (NaCHO2).
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