Problem: Name the spectator ions in any reactions that may be involved when each of the following pairs of solutions are mixed. (c) (NH4)3PO4(aq) and CaCl2(aq)

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We’re being asked to identify the spectator ions when (NH4)3PO4(aq) and CaCl2(aq) are mixed together.


We’re going to determine the spectator ions using the following steps:

Step 1. Write the overall balanced reaction
Step 2. Write the total or full ionic equation
Step 3. Identify the spectator ions


Step 1. Write the overall balanced reaction

Reactants:

(NH4)3PO4(aq) → aqueous → will break up into its ions

▪ NH4+ → polyatomic ion
▪ PO43- → polyatomic anion

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Name the spectator ions in any reactions that may be involved when each of the following pairs of solutions are mixed. (c) (NH4)3PO4(aq) and CaCl2(aq)

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