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.

Click here to see the sample study sheet for this method.

Click here to see Example 1.

Click here to see Example 2.

Click here to see Example 3.

Click here to see an exercise that will allow you to try this task yourself.

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