Question #d2974

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Apr 19, 2017

Answer:

#NH_4OH + CH_3COOH -> CH_3COONH_4 + H_2O#

Explanation:

The basic chemical equation would be:
#NH_4OH + CH_3COOH -> CH_3COONH_4 + H_2O#

The net ionic equation would be:
#OH^(-) + H^+ -> H_2O#

But personally, when doing calculations, I find this equation to be the most helpful:
#NH_4OH(aq) + CH_3COOH(aq) rightleftharpoons CH_3COO^(-)(aq) + NH_4^(+)(aq) + H_2O(l)#

Because acetic acid is a weak acid, it will not fully dissociate. That means that the solution will reach an equilibrium between the reactants and products.