Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of each of the compounds involved in the reaction.
sulfuric acid and dissolved sodium hydroxide
• Sodium is metal Na. In forms ionic bond as Na+
• Hydroxide contains H (‘hydro’) and O (‘oxide) → OH-
• When ions combine, their charges or oxidation numbers crisscross to become subscripts
What is the formula equation for the reaction between sulfuric acid and dissolved sodium hydroxide if all products and reactants are in the aqueous or liquid phase?
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