First you write the "molecular" equation, then the ionic equation, and finally the net ionic equation. We write all the soluble strong electrolytes as ions. How do you write chemical equation for the neutralization of nitric acid, HNO3, with magnesium hydroxide, Mg OH 2, first with spectator ions and then without spectator ions? Ernest Z.
Nitric acid is a very strong and corrosive mineral acid, also called aqua fortis or spirit of niter. Formula and structure: The chemical formula of nitric acid is HNO 3. Its molecular formula is written as NHO 3 and its molar mass is
Chemistry Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for scientists, academics, teachers, and students in the field of chemistry. It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. Normally metals react with dilute acid to form a salt and evolve hydrogen gas but I have read that hydrogen gas is not evolved when a metal reacts with nitric acid because Nitric acid is a strong oxidizing agent.