Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 4 - Sections 4.1-4.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 12


You can predict whether a precipitation reaction will occur upon mixing two aqueous solutions by referring to a table of solubility rules. If at least one of the potential products is insoluble, then a precipitation reaction will occur.

Work Step by Step

If any precipitate forms as the result of a reaction, it's a precipitation reaction. Some compounds may only be soluble in extremely high volumes of solute or at higher temperatures; These reactions are still precipitate-forming under most conditions and can be considered precipitation reactions in those cases.
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