What are the products of the following reaction? #SO_2 (g) + H_2O ->#

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Jul 1, 2016

Answer:

#"Sulfurous acid"#, #H_2SO_3#.

Explanation:

Sullfur dioxide is the acid anhydride of sulfurous acid, a weak acid. Reaction with sodium hydroxide would give sodium bisulfite:

#NaOH(aq) + H_2SO_3(aq) rarr HSO_3^(-)Na^(+) + H_2O(aq) #