Problem: Which of the following is the net ionic equation for the reaction of potassium hydroxide and nitric acid?A. HNO3(aq) + OH-(aq) →NO3-(aq) + H2O(I) B. H+(aq) + OH-(aq) → H2O(I)C. H+(aq) + NO3-(aq) + K+(aq) + OH-(aq) → H2O(I) + K+(aq) + NO3-(aq)D. HNO2(aq) + OH-(aq) → NO2-(aq) + H2O(I)E. K+(aq) + OH-(aq) → KOH(s)

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Write the initial equation for potassium hydroxide and nitric acid and determine the net ionic equation 

  • Potassium hydroxide can be written as KOH from K+ (Group 1 A metal) and OH- (polyatomic anion). Recall that hydroxides of Group 1A metals are strong bases.
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Which of the following is the net ionic equation for the reaction of potassium hydroxide and nitric acid?

A. HNO3(aq) + OH-(aq) →NO3-(aq) + H2O(I) 

B. H+(aq) + OH-(aq) → H2O(I)

C. H+(aq) + NO3-(aq) + K+(aq) + OH-(aq) → H2O(I) + K+(aq) + NO3-(aq)

D. HNO2(aq) + OH-(aq) → NO2-(aq) + H2O(I)

E. K+(aq) + OH-(aq) → KOH(s)