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    like i can never make sense of them.
    My teacher says to split everything into its ions and cancel anything that appears on both sides... but everything comes on both.

    i have a question saying wrte the simplest ionic equation for the reaction between sulphuric acid and KCl. I can write the normal equation easily but again, no idea about ionic :/ i know the K's definitely cancel, K is always a spectator ion
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    like i can never make sense of them.
    My teacher says to split everything into its ions and cancel anything that appears on both sides... but everything comes on both.

    i have a question saying wrte the simplest ionic equation for the reaction between sulphuric acid and KCl. I can write the normal equation easily but again, no idea about ionic :/ i know the K's definitely cancel, K is always a spectator ion
    As you correctly say, only remove the spectator ions.

    H2SO4(l) + 2KCl(s) --> K2SO4(s) + 2HCl(g)

    split into ions

    2H+ + SO42- + 2K+ + 2Cl- --> 2K+ + SO42- + 2HCl

    HCl is not ionic, it's a covalent gas

    now cancel out common terms on either side.
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    Ahhhh you don't splite covalent ones. I suppose it's called ionic for a reason.
    Yeah i have a load of questions and everything isnt confusing any more thanks!
 
 
 
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