We are being asked to write a balanced equation for the preparation of hydroxyapatite
We are going to do the following steps to solve this problem:
Step 1: Write the overall equation for the reaction
Step 2: Balance the equation
Hydroxyapatite, Ca5(PO4)3(OH), is the main mineral component of dental enamel, dentin, and bone. Coating the compound on metallic implants (such as titanium alloys and stainless steels) helps the body accept the implant. When placed in bone voids, the powder encourages natural bone to grow into the void. Hydroxyapatite is prepared by adding aqueous phosphoric acid to a dilute slurry of calcium hydroxide.
(a) Write a balanced equation for this preparation.
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