Problem: Write balanced complete ionic and net ionic equations for each acid–base reaction.Write a balanced net ionic equation for: HC2H3O2(aq) + LiOH(aq) 

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Balanced equation:  HC2H3O2(aq) + LiOH(aq)  → LiC2H3O2 + H2O (l)

  • neutralization → products: ionic salt + H2O
    • HC2H3O  weak acid → partially dissociates 
    • LiC2H3O→ soluble ionic salt (salt of strong base)


For total ionic equation:

  • soluble ionic compounds (aq) separate to become ions (except for weak acids)
  • Solids will not break up insoluble compounds


LiOH (aq) → Li+(aq) + OH-(aq)

LiC2H3O2 (aq) → Li+(aq) + C2H3O2(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: HC2H3O2(aq) + LiOH(aq

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