Problem: Complete and balance the following chemical reactionsK2CO3 (aq) + Ba(NO3)2 (aq) →

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The given reaction is: 

K2CO3 (aq) + Ba(NO3)2 (aq) →


Split the reactants into ions and swap them to form the products. 

Ba(NO3)2  → Ba2+(aq) + NO3-(aq)

K2CO3 (aq) → K+(aq) + CO32-(aq)


Products:

  • K+(aq) + NO3-(aq) → KNO3(aq)
  • Ba2+(aq) + CO32-(aq) → BaCO3(s)


Recall that when balancing chemical equations, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal with the lowest whole number coefficients.


K2CO3 (aq) + Ba(NO3)2 (aq) → KNO3(aq) + BaCO3(s)

K           2 

C           1

O           3 + 3x2 = 9

N           2

Ba         1

K           1

C           1

O           3 + 3 = 6

N           1

Ba         1


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Complete and balance the following chemical reactions
K2CO3 (aq) + Ba(NO3)2 (aq) →

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