# How do you write the overall (molecular) equation and net ionic equation for the reaction (hydroiodic acid) potassium hydroxide?

Sep 15, 2016

$\text{Hydroiodic acid + potassium hydroxide "rarr" potassium iodide + water}$

#### Explanation:

The symbol equation is:

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

The net ionic equation is simply:

${H}^{+} + H {O}^{-} \rightarrow {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

The aquated potassium and iodide ions are simply along for the ride. Under given circumstances, potassium iodide could be crystallized out of solution.