Problem: Enter the balanced net ionic equation for NH4Cl(aq) + NaOH(aq) → H2O(l) + NH3(g) + NaCl(aq)

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Balanced reaction equation: NH4Cl(aq) + NaOH(aq) → H2O(l) + NH3(g) + NaCl(aq)


Before writing the net ionic equation we need to write the total ionic equation first:

 For the total ionic equation  soluble ionic compounds (in aqueous form) separate or breaks up and become ions

• Solids will not break up since they are insoluble compounds

NH4Cl(aq)  NH4+(aq) + Cl-(aq)

NaOH(aq)  Na+(aq) + OH-(aq)

NaCl(aq)  Na+(aq) + Cl-(aq)

Total ionic equation:     NH4+(aq) + Cl-(aq) + Na+(aq) + OH-(aq))  H2O(l) + NH3(g)  + Na+(aq) + Cl-(aq)

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Enter the balanced net ionic equation for NH4Cl(aq) + NaOH(aq) → H2O(l) + NH3(g) + NaCl(aq)

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