Problem: Zinc hydroxide is insoluble in water but dissolves in aqueous nitric acid. Why? Write balanced total ionic and net ionic equations, showing nitric acid as it actually exists in water and the reaction as a proton-transfer process.

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Zinc hydroxide is insoluble in water but dissolves in aqueous nitric acid. Why? Write balanced total ionic and net ionic equations, showing nitric acid as it actually exists in water and the reaction as a proton-transfer process.

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