Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises - Page 717: 16.25a


The product will be $2OH^-$. The rigth side (Product) will be favored.

Work Step by Step

$O^{2-}$ is a strong base, so it will react with water to produce $OH^-$ $O^{2-}(aq) + H_2O(l) OH^-(aq) + OH^-(aq)$ Since $O^{2-}$ is a strong base, and $OH^-$ a very weak acid, the right side will be favored.
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