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Offline Wienerbroed

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Have I balanced this reaction correctly?
« on: July 07, 2021, 04:31:57 PM »
I need to write the balanced reaction between aqua regia (HNO3 + 3HCl) with gold (Au), with the gold oxidizing to 3+ ions.

Based on what I've read online the reaction should go like:

3HNO3 + 4HCl + Au → 3NO2 + 3H2O + HAuCl4

Is this reaction balanced correctly? If not, how should it be balanced?

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Re: Have I balanced this reaction correctly?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2021, 05:18:50 PM »
How do you determine whether a reaction is balanced?
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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