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    Hi,
    does anyone know how to write the ionic equation for:
    Sodium hydroxide + sulphuric acid -> ?
    I know that ? is sodium hydrogen sulphate (NAHS04) and H20 but I am unsure of the overall ionic equation. Could someone help?
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    This may be wrong but don't you:
    1) write out equation using chemical symbols
    2) split all the compounds into the ions that they form
    3) cross out the ions that don't change on either side of the equation??
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    Na+ + OH- + 2H+ + SO42- --> Na+ + H+ + SO4- + H20

    Na+ + OH- + 2H+ + SO42- --> Na+ + H+ + SO42- + H20

    H+ + OH- --> H20
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    In all honesty, I have no idea
    But I think it's a neutralisation reaction so don't you always end up with that as your answer??
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    (sorry I just realised that this is an A Level thread... my GCSE knowledge may be useless here)
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    (Original post by rose1234)
    Hi,
    does anyone know how to write the ionic equation for:
    Sodium hydroxide + sulphuric acid -> ?
    I know that ? is sodium hydrogen sulphate (NAHS04) and H20 but I am unsure of the overall ionic equation. Could someone help?
    Thank you
    2\mathrm{Na}^{+} +2 \mathrm{OH}^{-} + 2\mathrm{H}^{+} +\mathrm{SO}_{4}^{2-} \rightarrow 2\mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O} + 2\mathrm{Na}^{+} +\mathrm{SO}_{4}^{2-}.

    We can cancel unmodified species, so,

    2 \mathrm{OH}^{-} + 2\mathrm{H}^{+} \rightarrow 2\mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O} , or, dividing by 2,  \mathrm{OH}^{-} + \mathrm{H}^{+} \rightarrow \mathrm{H}_{2} \mathrm{O} .

    States need to be written, in this case all species are aqueous, besides for water which is a liquid.

    I didn't read the question properly. Nevermind.
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    Ok thanks anyway, does anyone else know how to answer the question?
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    I know you cant change solid or liqurd states. Is this the same for gas as in only aqeous molecules can be split?
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    Yes. BumP!!!!!!!!!
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