Problem: H3PO4(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) →What does this equation yield and correctly balance

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The given reaction is: 

H3PO4(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) →


Split the reactants into ions and swap them to form the products. 

H3PO4(aq)  → H+(aq) + PO43-(aq)

Ba(OH)2(aq) → Ba2+(aq) + OH-(aq)


Products:

  • H+(aq) + OH-(aq) → H2O(l)
  • Ba2+(aq) + PO43-(aq) → Ba3(PO4)2(aq)


Recall that when balancing chemical equations, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal with the lowest whole number coefficients.


H3PO4(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → H2O(l) + Ba3(PO4)2(aq)

H       3 + 2 = 5

P       1

O       4 + 2 = 6

Ba     1

H        2

P        2

O       1 + 8 = 9

Ba     3


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H3PO4(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) →

What does this equation yield and correctly balance

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