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