Problem: Write the balanced formula equation for the acid–base reaction that occur when the following are mixed: perchloric acid [HClO4 (aq)] and solid iron(III) hydroxide.

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HClO4(aq) + Fe(OH)3(s) → ?


A salt is a chemical compound composed of cations (positively charged ion) and anions (negatively charged ions) and the product (salt) is a neutral compound.


Let’s first complete the reaction and determine the products formed.

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Write the balanced formula equation for the acid–base reaction that occur when the following are mixed: perchloric acid [HClO(aq)] and solid iron(III) hydroxide.

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