The following molecular equation represents the reaction that occurs when aqueous solutions of...

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The following molecular equation represents the reaction that occurs when aqueous solutions of lead(II) nitrate and potassium iodide are combined.

Pb(NO3)2(aq) + 2KI(aq) -> PbI2(s) + 2KNO3(aq)

Write the balanced net ionic equation for the reaction.

Net Ionic Equation:

The simplified chemical equation derived from a molecular equation for a reaction that occurs in an aqueous solution is known as a net ionic equation. The net ionic equation excludes the spectator ions and only shows the ions involved in the formation of a certain product depending on the type of reaction.

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Precipitation Reactions: Predicting Precipitates and Net Ionic Equations

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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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