What is the product for the reaction of aluminum oxide and sulfuric acid?

Which of the following compounds results from treating aluminum oxide with excess aqueous sulfuric acid and what are the steps to getting it?

(b) [Al(H2O)6]2(SO4)3

(c) H[Al(OH)4]

(d) Al2S3

(e) Al(OH)3

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Al2O3 + 3H2SO4 -------- Al2(SO4)3 + 3 H2O

    The compound forms a hexahydrate in aqueous systems ( aqueous H2SO4 ).

    b is the answer this is a typical neutralization of a basic oxide withan acid forming a salt plus water.

    Source(s): Ph.D. Biochem BS Chem
  • aaj
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    1 decade ago

    (b)[Al(H2O)6]2(SO4)3

    Al2O3 + 6H+aq + 12H2O ===> 2[Al(H2O)6]3+ aq + 3H2O

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