Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 3 - Chemical Reactions - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 148d: 45a


- This is an acid-base reaction. Products: $Fe(NO_3)_3$ $3H_2O$ Completed equation: $Fe(OH)_3(s) + 3HNO_3(aq) \lt -- \gt Fe(NO_3)_3(aq) + 3H_2O(l)$

Work Step by Step

1. Write and analyze the products of the reaction: - Since we have 2 ionic compounds, we will have a double displacement reaction. So, the products are: $Fe(NO_3)_3$: Which is soluble in water* $H_2O$: Which is soluble in water* * According to table 3.1 (Page 101). Since we had this template: $Acid + Base -- \gt Salt + Water$ - This is an acid-base reaction. Since we already have the reactants and the products, the final chemical reaction is: $Fe(OH)_3(s) + HNO_3(aq) \lt -- \gt Fe(NO_3)_3(aq) + H_2O(l)$ - Balance the reaction: $Fe(OH)_3(s) + 3HNO_3(aq) \lt -- \gt Fe(NO_3)_3(aq) + 3H_2O(l)$
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