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Write a net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when excess aqueous hydroiodic acid is...

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Write a net ionic equation for the reaction that occurs when excess aqueous hydroiodic acid is combined with aqueous sodium carbonate.

Writing Net Ionic Equations

For any chemical reaction, we may write the interacting reagents in a concise format as:

{eq}reactants \rightarrow products {/eq}.

Sometimes, the chemical species are capable of breaking into their constituent ions in solution. Note that some species do not ionize, instead remaining as gases or molecules. When we break down the equation of reaction and write it in the form of ions, we call it an ionic equation. Cancelling out ions common on both sides (these are called 'spectator ions') gives us the 'net ionic' equation.

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