Writing Equations for Precipitation Reactions
This page and the pages linked to it will show you the
procedure for predicting whether mixing two aqueous solution of ionic
compounds will lead to a precipitation reaction show you how to write
complete and net ionic equations for the reactions that take place. the
following is a typical problem.
Predict whether a precipitate
will form when water solutions of silver nitrate, AgNO3(aq), and sodium sulfide,
Na2S(aq), are mixed. If there is a precipitation reaction, write the
complete and net ionic equation that describes the reaction.
here to see the sample study sheet for this method.
here to see Example 1.
here to see Example 2.
here to see Example 3.
here to see an exercise that will allow you to try this task yourself.