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Problem: Ammonia, NH3, is a weak electrolyte. It forms ions in solution by reacting with water molecules to form the ammonium ion and hydroxide ion. Write the balanced chemical reaction for this process, including state symbols.

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Determine the molecular formula of each molecule given and write the balanced equation

Step 1. Determine the molecules mentioned

  • Reactants appear to be H2O (l) and NH3 (aq)
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Ammonia, NH3, is a weak electrolyte. It forms ions in solution by reacting with water molecules to form the ammonium ion and hydroxide ion. Write the balanced chemical reaction for this process, including state symbols.

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