# Identify the first reactant in the equation as an acid or a base. SO_4^{2} (aq) + H_2O (l) to...

## Question:

Identify the first reactant in the equation as an acid or a base.

{eq}\displaystyle \rm SO_4^{2} (aq) + H_2O (l) \to HSO_4^- (aq)+ OH^- (aq) {/eq}

## Reactants And Products:

The chemical compounds that react together or initiate a chemical reaction are reactants, and the final result of a chemical reaction is the products. Generally, a chemical equation is represented by an arrowhead pointing from the reactants towards the products. An example of a chemical reaction is the reaction of hydrochloric acid and ammonia. The reaction is:

{eq}NH_{3} + HCl \rightleftharpoons NH_{4}^{+} + Cl^{-} {/eq}

Ammonia and HCl are the reactants; the products are ammonium and chloride ions.

## Answer and Explanation: 1

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Given data

{eq}{\rm{SO}}_4^{2 - }\left( {{\rm{aq}}} \right)\, + \,{{\rm{H}}_2}{\rm{O}}\left( {\rm{l}} \right)\, \to \,{\rm{HSO}}_4^{ - \,}\left(...

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