The following chemical reaction takes place in aqueous solution. M g S O 4 ( a q ) + 2 K O H ( a...


The following chemical reaction takes place in aqueous solution.

{eq}MgSO_4(aq)+2KOH(aq) \rightarrow Mg(OH)_2(s)+K_2SO_4(aq) {/eq}

Write the net ionic equation for this reaction.

Net Ionic Equation:

Chemical reactions that occur in aqueous solution can also have their chemical equations represented in ionic form. Reaction species that are fully dissociated in solution are written here as their two or more constituent ionic components. Each type of aqueous chemical reaction is characterized by certain changes occurring. For example, a Bronsted acid-base reaction involves a transfer of one or more ionized hydrogen atoms (protons). The net ionic equation takes the ionic equation and removes any spectator species that are not directly part of the reaction of interest taking place.

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The given molecular reaction equation is:

{eq}\rm MgSO_4(aq)+2KOH(aq) \rightarrow Mg(OH)_2(s)+K_2SO_4(aq) {/eq}

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Study precipitate reactions. Determine precipitate solubility according to solubility rules. Learn to write ionic equations by following a molecular reaction.

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