posted by Shea .
What is the correct net equation for:
LiOH(aq) + HClO(aq) → LiClO(aq) + H2O(l)?
Li^+(aq) + OH^-(aq) + HClO(aq) ==> Li^+(aq) + ClO^-(aq) + H2O(l)
Then cancel ions common to both sides, in this case cancel Li^+(aq).
Why? Gases, solids, weak electrolytes are written as the molecule. Everything else is written as the ions.