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

2 Answers
Dec 31, 2015

Answer:

#"NH"_3" + HCl"##rarr##"NH"_4"Cl"#

Explanation:

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

#"Ammonia":##"NH"_3"#
#"Hydrochloric acid":##"HCl"#
#"Ammonium chloride":##"NH"_4"Cl"#

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

#"NH"_3" + HCl"##rarr##"NH"_4"Cl"#

The equation is already balanced as written.

Dec 31, 2015

#NH_3#+#HCl#=#NH_4Cl#