# Problem: Consider the unbalanced equation for the neutralization of acetic acid:HC2H3O2(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → H2O(l) + Ba(C2H3O2)2(aq)Determine how many moles of Ba(OH)2 are required to completely neutralize 0.451 mole of HC2H3O2.

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Balance the reaction:

HC2H3O2(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → H2O(l) + Ba(C2H3O2)2(aq)

Balance C:

2 HC2H3O2(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → H2O(l) + Ba(C2H3O2)2(aq)

Balance H:

2 HC2H3O2(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → 2 H2O(l) + Ba(C2H3O2)2(aq)

**other atoms are now also balanced

Balanced reaction:

2 HC2H3O2(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → 2 H2O(l) + Ba(C2H3O2)2(aq)

Do a mole-to-mole comparison:

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Consider the unbalanced equation for the neutralization of acetic acid:

HC2H3O2(aq) + Ba(OH)2(aq) → H2O(l) + Ba(C2H3O2)2(aq)

Determine how many moles of Ba(OH)2 are required to completely neutralize 0.451 mole of HC2H3O2.

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