How would you write a dissociation reaction equation for #KNO_3#?

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2016

#KNO_3 rarr K^(+) + NO_3^(-)#


Nitrates are generally soluble in water. In the reaction above both MASS and CHARGE are conserved, as they must be for any chemical reaction. Most of the time, alkali metal cations are along for the ride; the business end of the molecule is the nitrate anion, which can be a potent oxidant.