Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 17 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: Other Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria - Study Questions - Page 677d: 77


(a) Yes, there will be precipitation. $NaBr(aq) + AgNO_3(aq) -- \gt AgBr(s) + NaNO_3(aq)$ (b) Yes, there will be precipitation. $2KCl(aq) + Pb(NO_3)_2(aq) -- \gt 2KNO_3(aq) + PbCl_2(s)$

Work Step by Step

1. Write the double replacement reaction. (a) $NaBr(aq) + AgNO_3(aq) -- \gt AgBr + NaNO_3$ (b) $KCl(aq) + Pb(NO_3)_2(aq) -- \gt KNO_3 + PbCl_2$ 2. Analyze the solubility of each product. $AgBr$ and $PbCl_2$: Almost all $Br^-$ and $Cl^-$ salts are soluble, with the exception of the ones with $Ag^+$, $Pb^{2+}$ or $Hg_2^{2+}$, therefore, these salts are insoluble. $NaNO_3$ and $KNO_3$, all $Na^+$ and $K^+$ salts are soluble. 3. Now, write the equations, with the correct balance of coefficients and physical states: (a) $NaBr(aq) + AgNO_3(aq) -- \gt AgBr(s) + NaNO_3(aq)$ (b) $2KCl(aq) + Pb(NO_3)_2(aq) -- \gt 2KNO_3(aq) + PbCl_2(s)$
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