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    What's NH3 + dil. H2SO4 equal?

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    (Original post by wigman15)
    What's NH3 + dil. H2SO4 equal?

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    (NH4)2SO4
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    Thanks, I am having difficulty balancing it (doesnt seem to work for me)..can you help please.
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    sorry... no water is formed. It will balance now.
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    Why does no H2O form?
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    (Original post by wigman15)
    Why does no H2O form?

    If you think of it this way.

    In most neutralisation reactions, water is only formed as a biproduct of the reaction because otherwise the ratio of atoms in the equation would not balance. Ammonia is an exception to this as the atoms of the acid and alkali are in the correct proportions to form the salt without the need of water.

    When balancing redox equations, you may be familiar with adding water to one side (and hydrogen ions to the other) in order to account for hydrogen and oxygen atoms which would otherwise have 'disappeared' from the reaction, although this is not always necessary in redox either.
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    Thanks very much for your help! I understand why now
 
 
 
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