What Compound Is the Result of HF + H2O?
The reaction of HF + H2O can result in H3FO, FO + H or F- + H3O+. HF is the chemical formula for hydrogen fluoride, and H2O is the chemical formula for water, notes the chemical portal at WebQC.
F is the chemical symbol for fluoride, H is the chemical symbol for hydrogen and O is the chemical symbol for oxygen. The balanced equation for each possible product is HF + H2O = F- + H3O+, HF + H2O = H3FO or HF + H2O = FO + 3 H. The plus and minus signs refer to the charge on the ions; and, the numbers indicate the number of atoms.