Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133611095
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-109-7

Chapter 4 - Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry - Review Questions - Page 179: 7


The formula equation depicts the reaction with all reactants and products written as complete formulas with no ions present. The complete ionic equation depicts the reaction with all strong electrolytes as ions. The net ionic equation depicts only the ions and compounds that complete a change with no spectator ions.

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The difference between a formula equation and a complete ionic equation is that a complete ionic equation depicts strong electrolytes as separated ions. The difference between a complete ionic equation and net ionic equation is that a net ionic equation only considers ions and compounds that undergo a change and rids of spectator ions.
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