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Is the following equation correct? $$\ce{{C_8H_{16}N_2O_7}_{(s)} + H2O_{(l)} <=> {C_8H_{16}N_2O_7}_{(aq)}}$$

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    $\begingroup$ Usually solubility is not represented by chemical equations. But most chemists will understand it and perhaps be okay with it. $\endgroup$
    – AChem
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 2:12
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    $\begingroup$ Balanced equation: $$\ce{C8H16N2O7(s) <=> C8H16N2O7(aq)}$$ $\endgroup$
    – Karsten
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ Water Solubility of cycasin is $\pu{56.6 g/L}$ (it is a glucoside). Thus, it is fair to use a forward arrow instead of equlibrium sign. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 2:55
  • $\begingroup$ Yes but I want to say it is an application of solubitity equlibria, that when the cycasin solution is washed away, the equilibrium is shifted to the right, producing more cycasin solution. $\endgroup$
    – Kyro
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 3:05
  • $\begingroup$ @M.Farooq Solubility was taught partly in terms of chemical equations to me in highschool, college, and university. That doesn't give or take merit to the practice, but problem or not, it has been systemic in my experience. $\endgroup$
    – Galen
    Commented Apr 27, 2020 at 14:21

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