Problem: sodium hydroxide (aq) + ammonium chloride (aq) →Balanced Formula Equation: Complete Ionic Equation: Net Ionic Equation:

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For the reaction between sodium hydroxide and ammonium chloride in aqueous solution, we’re asked to write: the balanced formula equation, the complete ionic equation, and the net ionic equation.


We solve the problem in 4 steps:

Step 1: Write the formula equation.

Step 2: Balance the formula equation.

Step 3: Determine the complete ionic equation.

Step 4: Determine the net ionic equation.


In aqueous solution, the solubility rules are:

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+


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sodium hydroxide (aq) + ammonium chloride (aq) →

Balanced Formula Equation: 


Complete Ionic Equation: 


Net Ionic Equation: