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Write and balance the equation for the reaction between nitric acid and potassium iodide. The products are potassium nitrate, iodine, nitrogen monoxide, and water.
2HNO3 + KI = KNO3 + I + 2NO + H2O
(Did I write the equation correctly?)

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asked by Kat
  1. there should not be an equal sign in a chemical equation, it should be an arrow going in the forward direction. otherwise that is correct.

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  2. Hang on, the nitrogens don't match. Also Iodine does not exist as I, it is diatomic (I2) try this...

    6 KI + 8 HNO3 --> 6 KNO3 + 2 NO +3 I2 + 4 H2O

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