Balance the chemical equation: Al(OH)_2 to Al^{2+} + OH^-.


Balance the chemical equation: {eq}\rm Al(OH)_2 \to Al^{2+} + OH^- {/eq}.

Balancing of Chemical Reaction:

In any chemical reaction, we have the reactants on the left-hand side which react to give us the products written on the right-hand side. Now, we need to conserve the number of atoms of the reactants and the product as well as their individual charges. This conservation of atom and charges are taken care by balancing of the equation.

Answer and Explanation:

{eq}\rm Al(OH)_2 = Al^{2+} + 2OH^- \ \Rightarrow(Balanced) {/eq}.

Learn more about this topic:

Chemical Reactions and Balancing Chemical Equations

from Chemistry 101: General Chemistry

Chapter 9 / Lesson 1

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