Problem: The metathesis reaction between AgNO3 (aq) and NaCl(aq) proceeds as follows: AgNO3(aq) + NaCl(aq) → NaNO3(aq) + AgCl(s)By using Appendix C in the textbook, calculate ΔH˚ for the net ionic equation of this reaction.

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Balance equation: AgNO3 (aq) + NaCl (aq)  NaNO3 (aq) + AgCl (s)


Total ionic equation: Ag+ (aq) + NO3- (aq) + Na+ (aq) + Cl- (aq)  Na+ (aq) + NO3- (aq) + AgCl (s)


Net ionic equation: Ag+ (aq) + Cl- (aq)  AgCl (s)


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The metathesis reaction between AgNO3 (aq) and NaCl(aq) proceeds as follows: AgNO3(aq) + NaCl(aq) → NaNO3(aq) + AgCl(s)

By using Appendix C in the textbook, calculate ΔH˚ for the net ionic equation of this reaction.

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