Question #fb1ea

Apr 23, 2017

By writing a stoichiometric equation..............here..........

$H N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + K O H \left(a q\right) \rightarrow K N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

Explanation:

$H N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + K O H \left(a q\right) \rightarrow K N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

And this is a $1 : 1$ stoichiometry.

And this falls under the more general umbrella:

$\text{Acid + Base "rarr" Salt + Water}$

Note that the potassium and nitrate ions are simply along for the ride. Bond formation occurs between ${H}^{+}$ (i.e. a conceptual particle), and $H {O}^{-}$...........

And this underlies a fundamental, underlying principle of chemistry, $\text{stoichiometry}$,........i.e. $\text{garbage in equals garbage out}$.