# What Is The Balanced Equation For Zinc Hydroxide And Acetic Acid?

Zinc hydroxide = Zn(OH)2

Acetic acid = CH3COOH

Zinc acetate = Zn(CH3COO)2

Water = H2O

Zinc hydroxide reacts with acetic acid to form zinc acetate and water. It is a neutralization reaction because a base (Zn(OH)2) and an acid (CH3COOH) are reacted to form a salt (Zn(CH3COO)2) and water. The balanced equation for the reaction is;

Zn(OH)2 + 2CH3COOH ------ > Zn(CH3COO)2 + 2H2O
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2CH3COOH + Zn(OH)2 ------> (CH3COO)2Zn + 2H2O
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2CH3COOH + Zn(OH)2 ------> (CH3COO)2Zn + H2O
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Zinc hydroxide reacts with acetic acid to form zinc acetate and water. It is a double displacement reaction because acetic acid and zinc hydroxide exchange their components.

Zn(OH)2 ------ > Zn+2 + 2OH-1

CH3COOH ------ > CH3COO-1 + H+1

Zn+2 + 2CH3COO-1 ------ > Zn(CH3COO)2

OH-1 + H+1 ------ > H2O

The net ionic equation is;

2CH3COO-1 + 2H+1 + Zn+2 + 2OH-1 ------ > Zn(CH3COO)2 +2H2O

The balanced equation for the reaction is;

Zn(OH)2 + 2CH3COOH ------ > Zn(CH3COO)2 +2H2O
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