Problem: Write a balanced equation to show the reaction of aqueous aluminum acetate with aqueous ammonium phosphate to form solid aluminum phosphate and aqueous ammonium acetate.A) Al(C2H3O2)2 (aq) + (NH4)2PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 2 NH4C2H3O3 (aq)B) Al(C2H3O2)2 (aq) + (NH3)2PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 2 NH3C2H3O3 (aq)C) Al(CO3)2 (aq) + (NH3)2PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 2 NH3CO3 (aq)D) Al(C2H3O2)3 (aq) + (NH4)3PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 3 NH4C2H3O3 (aq)E) Al(CO2)3 (aq) + (NH4)3PO3 (aq) → AlPO3 (s) + 3 NH4CO2 (aq)

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Before balancing the chemical reaction, let’s first write the chemical formula of the compounds involved in the reaction.

Reactants:

Aluminum acetate

▪ Aluminum Group 3A +3 charge Al3+

▪ Acetate polyatomic ion CH3COO-  -1 charge

▪ Balance the charges of Al3+ and CH3COO-   exchange (criss-cross) the numbers of the charges

            aluminum acetate: Al(CH3COO)3

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Write a balanced equation to show the reaction of aqueous aluminum acetate with aqueous ammonium phosphate to form solid aluminum phosphate and aqueous ammonium acetate.

A) Al(C2H3O2)2 (aq) + (NH4)2PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 2 NH4C2H3O3 (aq)

B) Al(C2H3O2)2 (aq) + (NH3)2PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 2 NH3C2H3O3 (aq)

C) Al(CO3)2 (aq) + (NH3)2PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 2 NH3CO3 (aq)

D) Al(C2H3O2)3 (aq) + (NH4)3PO4 (aq) → AlPO4 (s) + 3 NH4C2H3O3 (aq)

E) Al(CO2)3 (aq) + (NH4)3PO3 (aq) → AlPO3 (s) + 3 NH4CO2 (aq)

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