How do you show the reaction of sulfurous acid with lithium hydroxide to form water and lithium sulfite?

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Feb 13, 2017

Answer:

#H_2SO_3(aq) + 2LiOH(aq) rarr Li_2SO_3(aq) + 2H_2O(l)#

Explanation:

Is charge balanced? Tick. Is mass balanced? Tick.

In aqueous solution, we know that so-called #"sulfurous acid"# is probably solvated #SO_2(aq)#, i.e. #SO_2*H_2O-=H_2SO_3#.