what is the balanced dissociation equation for HCl? what is the compound name of formula?
HCl is an ionic compound that dissociates itself upon its addition to the solvent to form a solution. When it is in the solution it forms ions.
HCl + H2O ---> H3O+ + Cl-
HCl forms hydronium ions (H3O+) and Chloride ions (Cl-)
some books simply show the dissociation as
HCl --> H+ + Cl-
**they omit the water in the equation.
The compound HCl has several names:
Hydrochloric acid gas
But its IUPAC official name is