In your studies of chemical reactions, you will have encountered ion-exchange reactions. Elsewhere, this particular type of reaction may be referred to as precipitation reaction or even double displacement reaction. Regardless, it involves a reaction between two soluble compounds to produce a precipitate (of an insoluble compound). A reaction between the reactants will depend on whether one of the products is insoluble. Solubility rules help determine if a given salt is soluble or not.
- M5 Acids, Bases & Salts III: Salts: Detailed descriptions of what salts are and how they can be prepared, precipitation being one of them.
Two white crystalline salts are mixed and shaken vigorously in a canister. You’ll have to watch the video to see the rest.
And the question is: What happened?
- ion-exchange reaction/precipitation reaction/double displacement reaction, solubility rules, soluble salts, insoluble salts.