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What is the equation of a chemical reaction between aluminum oxide and water?

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2009-11-08 06:10:05

Aluminum oxide does not react with water! Not under normal

conditions anyway. That's why aluminum metal doesn't corrode -- but

a thin aluminum oxide layer builds up and protect the outer

surface.


That being said, it can react with water in acidic conditions to

produce Al3+ ions.

Al2O3(s) + 6H(aq) --> 2Al3+(aq) + 3H2O(l)


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