# How do you write an equation to represent "Ammonia reacts with hydrochloric acid to form ammonium chloride"?

Dec 31, 2015

$\text{NH"_3" + HCl}$$\rightarrow$$\text{NH"_4"Cl}$

#### Explanation:

In order to write the chemical equation, you need to know the correct chemical formulas for each compound.

$\text{Ammonia} :$$\text{NH"_3}$
$\text{Hydrochloric acid} :$$\text{HCl}$
$\text{Ammonium chloride} :$$\text{NH"_4"Cl}$

Now write the formulas in the order stated in the word equation.

$\text{NH"_3" + HCl}$$\rightarrow$$\text{NH"_4"Cl}$

The equation is already balanced as written.

Dec 31, 2015

$N {H}_{3}$+$H C l$=$N {H}_{4} C l$