KOH and ZnCl2
KOH(aq) + ZnCl2(aq) →
double displacement reaction:
KOH(aq) + ZnCl2(aq) → KCl + Zn(OH)2
▪ Cl- are soluble except when paired with Ag+, Pb2+, Cu+, Hg22+
▪ KCl → soluble → aqueous
▪ Hydroxides (OH-) insoluble except when with Group 1A ions (Li+, Na+, K+, etc.) and ammonium ion (NH4+) and Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+
▪ Zn(OH)2 → insoluble → solid/precipitate
Balanced reaction equation:
2 KOH(aq) + ZnCl2(aq) → 2 KCl(aq) + Zn(OH)2(s)
For the total ionic equation → soluble ionic compounds (in aqueous form) separate or breaks up and become ions
• Solids, gases, and liquids will not break up since they are insoluble compounds
Total ionic equation:
What is the net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when aqueous solutions of KOH and ZnCl2 are mixed?
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Net Ionic Equations concept. You can view video lessons to learn Net Ionic Equations. Or if you need more Net Ionic Equations practice, you can also practice Net Ionic Equations practice problems.