Problem: What happens when you mix an aqueous solution of sodium nitrate with an aqueous solution of barium chloride?a) There is no reaction; all possible products are soluble.b) Only barium nitrate precipitates.c) Only sodium chloride precipitates. d) Both barium nitrate and sodium chloride precipitate. e) Barium chloride is not soluble and it stays as a precipitate.

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We are asked what happens when you mix an aqueous solution of sodium nitrate with an aqueous solution of barium chloride?


Relevant solubility rules: 

 Nitrates (NO3-) are soluble

Clis soluble except when paired with Ag+, Pb2+, Cu+, Hg22+ 


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What happens when you mix an aqueous solution of sodium nitrate with an aqueous solution of barium chloride?


a) There is no reaction; all possible products are soluble.

b) Only barium nitrate precipitates.

c) Only sodium chloride precipitates. 

d) Both barium nitrate and sodium chloride precipitate. 

e) Barium chloride is not soluble and it stays as a precipitate.

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