February 28, 2017

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Emi on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at 11:45pm.

Why doesn't potassium ion K+ from KMnO4 appear in the following two unbalanced equations: MnO4– + C2O42– Mn2+ + CO2
MnO4– + Fe2+ Mn2+ + Fe3+ ?

The potassium ion is a spectator ion. You have written ionic equations (but omitted the arrows to separate the reactants from the products).

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