Aqueous solutions of sodium sulfide and silver nitrate are mixed to form solid silver sulfide and...

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Aqueous solutions of sodium sulfide and silver nitrate are mixed to form solid silver sulfide and aqueous sodium nitrate. Write the balanced net ionic equation for this reaction.

Precipitation Reaction:

Two different salt compounds mixed together in aqueous solution are able to undergo a double displacement reaction. The two new salt compound products formed are based on the rearrangement of constituent ions from the two reactants. Solubility rules are applied to determined whether these products are soluble and stay in solution, or are insoluble and form a solid phase precipitate. In the latter case, this is termed a precipitation reaction with the precipitate formation described by an appropriate net ionic equation.

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This question deals with a precipitation reaction that forms insoluble silver sulfide as the solid product. The unbalanced chemical equation will be:

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Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

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Chapter 10 / Lesson 9
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Study precipitate reactions. Determine precipitate solubility according to solubility rules. Learn to write ionic equations by following a molecular reaction.


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