Problem: Write balanced complete ionic and net ionic equations for each acid–base reaction.Write a balanced net ionic equation for: HI(aq) + RbOH(aq) 

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Balanced equation:  HI(aq) + RbOH (aq)  → RbI + H2O (l)

  • neutralization → products: ionic salt + H2O
  • RbI  → soluble (Group 1A salt)


For total ionic equation:

  • soluble ionic compounds (in aqueous form) separate become ions
  • Solids will not break up insoluble compounds


HI(aq)  → H+(aq) + I-(aq)

RbOH (aq) → Rb+(aq) + OH-(aq)

RbI (aq) → Rb+(aq) + I(aq)

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Write balanced complete ionic and net ionic equations for each acid–base reaction.

Write a balanced net ionic equation for: HI(aq) + RbOH(aq

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