Problem: What is the chemical equation for diphosphorus trioxide + water → phosphorous acid?

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We have to write a balanced chemical equation for the reaction of diphosphorous trioxide with water that produces phosphorous acid.

To write the chemical equation, we will start by writing the formulas for the compounds.

Diphosphorous trioxide is a covalent compound.

A binary compound between two nonmetals is a covalent compound.

Binary compounds are those compounds which are made from two elements only.

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What is the chemical equation for diphosphorus trioxide + water → phosphorous acid?