# Write balanced complete ionic and net ionic equations for each acid-base reaction. a. H B r ( a...

## Question:

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

a. {eq}\rm HBr(aq) + NaOH(aq) \rightarrow{/eq}

b.{eq}\rm HF(aq) + NaOH(aq) \rightarrow{/eq}

c. {eq}\rm HC_{2}H_{3}O_{2}(aq) + RbOH(aq) \rightarrow{/eq}

## Neutralization Reaction:

The primary products for an acid-base neutralization reaction are water and a salt. The net ionic equation of neutralization depends whether the acid is strong or weak. If the acid is strong, then the conjugate base is a spectator ion. If not, the conjugate base is not a spectator ion. This likewise applies to the base in the reaction.

All the bases in these reactions are strong bases.

1. HBr is a strong acid, so the complete and net ionic equations are:

{eq}\rm \displaystyle Ionic: \ H^+(aq) + Br^-(aq) + Na^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) \rightarrow Na^+(aq) + Br^-(aq) + H_2O(l) \\ \displaystyle Net \ Ionic: \ H^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) \rightarrow H_2O(l) {/eq}

2. HF is a weak acid, so the complete and net ionic equations are:

{eq}\rm \displaystyle Ionic: \ H^+(aq) + F^-(aq) + Na^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) \rightarrow Na^+(aq) + F^-(aq) + H_2O(l) \\ \displaystyle Net \ Ionic: \ H^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) \rightarrow H_2O(l) \\ \text{The fluoride ion produced also hydrolyzes water to produce:}\\ F^-(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightleftharpoons HF(aq) + OH^-(aq) {/eq}

3. Acetic acid is a weak acidso the complete and net ionic equations are:

{eq}\rm \displaystyle Ionic: \ H^+(aq) + C_2H_3O_2^-(aq) + Rb^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) \rightarrow Rb^+(aq) + CH_3COO^-(aq) + H_2O(l) \\ \displaystyle Net \ Ionic: \ H^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) \rightarrow H_2O(l) \\ \text{The acetate ion produced also hydrolyzes water to produce:}\\ C_2H_3O_2^-(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightleftharpoons HC_2H_3O_2(aq) + OH^-(aq) {/eq}