Chemistry: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0534420125
ISBN 13: 978-0-53442-012-3

Chapter 4 - Chemical Reactions in Solution - Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 169: 4.29



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When Sodium Carbonate is added to water, it dissociates into sodium and carbonate ions. The carbonate ions combine with Magnesium ions in the solution to form Magnesium Carbonate, which is insoluble in water; hence, it precipitates. On the other hand, Magnesium sulfate is soluble in water; hence, no precipitate is formed.
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