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Balance the following chemical equation: {eq}Mg(OH)_2(s) + HCl(aq) \to MgCl_2(aq) + HOH(g) {/eq}

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Balance the following chemical equation: {eq}Mg(OH)_2(s) + HCl(aq) \to MgCl_2(aq) + HOH(g) {/eq}

Neutralization Reactions:

A neutralization reaction involves the reaction of an acid and a base. In the reaction one hydrogen ion combines with one hydroxide ion to form water. The other product of the reaction is a salt.

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First write the unbalanced equation.

{eq}Mg(OH)_2 + HCl \rightarrow MgCl_2 + HOH {/eq}

Water is shown as HOH in the equation possibly to show the...

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Balancing chemical equations is possible because of the law of conservation of matter. Understand how to balance chemical equations step by step with examples.


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