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How come in the products there is sodium hydroxide rather than sodium oxide?
saifoo.khan
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there are 2 different forms of water
Steam and liquid water
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So ?
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Mg + H2O(g) ==> MgO + H2
mg + H2O(l) ===> Mg(OH) + H2
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what does the (I) mean?
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l = L
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But here it is not stated what is state used so do we just make any product from the two?
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No.
Normally Mg(OH) is made..
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IS that just a rule we have to memorize ?
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Where did Mg come from?
waheguru
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You mean Na(OH) ?
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Mg is a metal too.
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but Im taking about this question
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It's same for Mg and Na.
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So it is just a rule that Na(OH) is formed rather than Na2O
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Sodium magnesium.
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A rule of chemistry, yes.
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2 elements want to combine to become stable. sometimes there are byproducts or totally new subsatnces formed by a chemical reaction. How about rewording that question?
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thanks