October 7, 2015

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Sally on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 6:48pm.

What if when I find my product, I get the same compound as I did in my reactant? For example, FeCl3 + HCl ->FeCl3 + HCl.

Then something is wrong. In this case, FeCl3 and HCl usually don't react. In very concentrated solutions of HCl, the FeCl4^- or FeCl6^-3 ion can form. In normal circumstances we would write NR after the arrow to indicate there was no reaction.

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